This section is from the book "The Boy Mechanic Vol. 2 1000 Things for Boys to Do", by Popular Mechanics Co.. Also available from Amazon: The Boy Mechanic, Vol2: 1000 Things for Boys to Do.
The material necessary for the illustrated bookrack is as follows:
2 end pieces, 5/8by 5</i by 6 in. 1 shelf, 5/8s by 5 1/4by 13 in.
The shelf is cut rectangular, 5 1/4 in. wide by 14 1/2 in. long. Its two ends should then be provided with tenons % in. thick by 4 1/4 in. wide, and extending out 1/4inch.
The end pieces, after being cut to the given dimensions, are marked off and cut out for mortises to fit the shelf tenons.
Ill: A Bookrack That can be Made in Any Wood to Match Other Furniture
In assembling the parts, they are glued in place, and clamped with hand screws until the glue has set. Any of the good mission stains, properly applied, will give a finished appearance to the bookrack.