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Bookcase Design Challenge - Configurable Shelves w/ French Cleats

04-21-2008 05:51 AM by MattO | 6 comments »

I came up with my design when thinking of ways to make the shelves flexible in configuration and placement. I like the more modern “cubby-hole” look of shelving, so that different sized items can be easily stored and seen. (Not just books) In the end, I decided on a common method for hanging cabinets- the french cleat. This allows for flexibility in how the shelves are configured. I then combined this method of shelving within a frame, to create the overall bookcase. I drew up the plans in Autodesk Inventor (basically a 3-D version of the popular AutoCAD software package) The dividers below each shelf are more than just dividers- they also function as the main support...

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