Bucktown Bookcase // Reclaimed Wood Bookcase

Expressing both rugged industrialism and elegant modernism, the Bucktown Bookcase embodies its namesake Chicago neighborhood (and the location of our first workshop). Created with local, reclaimed wood and American made steel, it makes the perfect addition to your entryway, bedroom, living room, or home office. This beautiful wood has no treatments: we wanted to highlight the natural patina and "imperfections" that only age and use can provide. By using recycled and recyclable materials you can be sure that this bookcase is not only easy on the eyes, but easy on the Earth as well. The base features 1.5" welded steel legs, so it can support shelves completely full of books & more! Black rubber feet on all four legs keep your floors safe from scratches.

48.5" l x 11.5" w x 32" h

Send us a note if you would like this piece stained to match a specific type of wood, otherwise you will receive the untreated, naturally aged color shown in the photos.

Contact us for $50 Flat rate local delivery within 30 miles of Chicago!

NOTE: We use reclaimed wood to create this bookcase, so there will be some slight variations in each piece. The wood was all sourced from the same reclamation project, so your piece will look very similar to this one. Upon request, we will send photos of the wood for your approval before your bookcase is complete.

Each shelf gets screwed into the legs with four provided screws. There are already holes in the steel & wood, and any regular sized Phillips head screwdriver should do the trick. Nuts & bolts are provided so you can quickly secure the cross bars to the legs.

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Made in Chicago, IL

By Workshop-25


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  • Virginia B.

    Virginia B.'s review

    • Feb 11th 2021

    The book case is beautiful. I love the old wood-- the history. The instructions for assembly were clear and easy. I'm so excited to have this. Thanks to Aaron and Molly.

  • Steve Z.

    Steve Z.'s review

    • Jan 21st 2020

    I am thrilled with the finished product.? Collaboration with Aaron was perfect. The unit is perfect. Thank you all.

  • John C.

    John C.'s review

    • Oct 22nd 2018

    I love the bookcase Aaron made for me. It's a perfect compliment to my existing furniture and aesthetic. It arrived sooner than I expected. The assembly instructions were very easy to follow. Once assembled it is very sturdy. I love it.

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