Shaker Bookcase with Dovetailed Case

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Cherry Shaker bookcase 60"w x 12"d x 48"h
Cherry Shaker bookcase 60"w x 12"d x 48"h

  • Description
  • Dimensions
  • Options & Customization

Everybody needs bookcases but everybody, it seems, needs them in a slightly different size. For many years I simply made custom bookcases. This Shaker bookcase was my first "standardized" design. I can, of course, easily change dimensions to suit your particular needs but this basic design will at least give you somewhere to start from.

The construction of this bookcase is the same as my fully dovetailed bureaus with the case sides dovetailed to the case top for exceptional strength as well as beauty. All shelves are adjustable with inconspicuous brass pins in 1/4" holes. For the sake of economy as well as strength I use 1/2" cherry, mape or oak veneer plywood for the backs of these bookcases. All other parts are made of solid wood. If you prefer a solid wood frame and panel back we can do that for an extra charge. For more information on construction details please see drawer and case construction.

My Shaker bookcase ships by blanket wrapped delivery to the 48 contiguous states and by common carrier freight outside of this area. Please call or email for a shipping quote.


Height Single
36" wide
60" wide
Additional shelves:

36" (1 adjustable shelf) $1500 $2075
48" (2 adjustable shelves) $1650 $2300
60" (3 adjustable shelves) $1800 $2650
72" (4 adjustable shelves) $1975 $2875

Shaker bookcase dimensions:
36" or 60" wide x 12" deep x 36" to 72" high
Inside bookcase depth is 10.5"
Custom sizes available.


The Shaker bookcase is available in these standard woods:

  • Cherry
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Other woods are available upon request

Bookcase include the indicated number of adjustable shelves. 60" wide bookcase include that number of adjustable shelves per side. Additional adjustable shelves may be ordered for $95 each.

All Shaker bookcases are built to order so we can easily customize this piece to suit your needs. Minor changes in dimensions often add little or nothing to the cost. Custom woods or a combination of woods is also easily done. Call or email for a quote on customizing this piece.