Somewhere around October or November, I built my first book case from a 27-dollar Walmart kit. It was horrible, but I leanred a lot. I decided then to make book cases from scratch with cheap wood.
I could not find a working jig saws in my house so I went to home Depot to get one. But then after talking to the sales associate, I made the tough decision to buy a new circular saw so I could build my own book cases from scratch and since I was afraid of them because I know of someone who had to get their hand re-attached after they chopped it off with a circular saw!
Plus I thought circular saws were expensive, but I got a Ryobi at Home Depot for $39. What a deal! In the comment section I will track my progress on the book cases. I have so much clutter in the house, and so many books I could probably build twenty 79.5″ x 30″ book cases.
The bonus was I found two old jig saws in the house after buying the circular saw!