My friend Eric asked me to help him build a wall to separate his garage into two parts: one for storage and one for an office. Knowing Eric's love for books and recognizing his need for book storage, I suggested we build a wall that would actually be a book shelf. The pictures show the result.
I took the quick and dirty approach on this- no dado, no glue, no sanding, no finish- just a bunch of pine, a square, a level, a chop saw, a nail gun, and two days to get it done. I think it's really Eric's imposing book collection that makes this thing pop, but given the constraints of the job I'm super happy with the way it turned out.