I have gotten many compliments on this bookcase,which was custom made especially for me! (Sorry about the sideways pictures — I cannot get wordpress to save it as a flipped image instead of a cock-eyed one!)
The bookcase was made inside the house using a chop saw and a balsawood model first. Then it was sanded and painted a lovely green color that matches my table.
I immediately stuffed it full, obviously, but some of that clutter will go away when I finally get to open my new Kindle for Christmas!! 😀
Project Total: about $150 in lumber, putty and paint (labor was “free”). Try finding something comparable at Pier 1 and see what that price would be like!