Stacking Barrister’s Bookcase

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Build as many boxes as you need to store books or display collectibles.

Designer/Builder/Writer: Andy Rae

Walk into any law office and you’re likely to come across a stacked set of old glass-doored bookcases stuffed with legal tomes. Originally called a barrister’s (British for lawyer) bookcase, the cases flourished around the turn of the last century. Sadly, most of the survivors now suffer with rickety doors, out-of-square cases, and antiquated or missing hardware.

Our updated version adds new life to this classic design and solves the problems that plagued the originals. We replaced the fussy flip-up door hardware with a simpler single-pin solution. In addition, we built in wood registration strips, instead of metal clips, to ensure that the cases stack solidly together. The modular design lets you build and stack as many cases as you like to suit the needs of your library.

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