Just finished these sturdy book shelves, southern yellow pine and red oak quarter inch plywood for back, sides from 2x12 construction lumber, shelves are 1x8 except bottom, which is one inch thick stair step material from the scrap pile, fronts of each shelf have a 3/4 inch thick rail with a rabbet glued and screwed into front of shelf, heavier at bottom, to prevent sagging, also glued and screwed into back, sides have 3/4 inch dado for shelves, one quarter inch deep. These should be very durable for the long run. Materials budget was only 70 dollars. These will serve as a test for my own shelf system for the studio, due to be built this year, but much bigger, taller, wider, and several systems side by side. Finish is red oak stain with one coat of semi gloss brushing lacquer. Dimensions a little over 3 feet wide by 5 and a half feet tall roughly. Due to deliver in one or two days.
Drawing Technique: These rough sketches are all I do anymore for these types of projects, just one hour of figuring dimensions out, shelf spacing, side construction, etc. Once you do several of these it comes easy, no need for detailed tightly drawn stuff!
Book readers and collectors, enjoy!