Bookcase Inspired by Shelter

Lloyd…I made a piece of furniture that was largely inspired by the books you have authored and published.

   As a constant source of inspiration, your books have provided to this home builder, furniture builder and overall dreamer. Your books have given me shelter from the storm that is everyday life.

 I call this latest simple bookcase I carved my Shelter from the storm bookcase.

Here’s the link.


Tohner (Jackson)

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Bookcase Inspired by Shelter

  1. You'll not find a piece like THAT at IKEA! Furniture and art and function and organic texture all in one. As appropriately gorgeous as the books it shelters. Nice work, Mr.Jackson.

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