My daughter will be having our first grandchild in January. She recently decided that a children's bookshelf, which displays the fronts of the books and keeps them within reach of little hands, is a nursery must-have. My son-in-law and I designed this project ourselves and constructed it together on a Saturday. Painting was done in a couple hours the next day. We all can hardly wait to put it to use!
I like that they will see the book cover. In school we also add legs that extend a little in front and to the rear so the book case didn't tip over when they climbed on it like a ladder. I know that the child will keep it for their kids to use in the future.
1/2" birch plywood (less than one sheet)