We love that this project could be easily completed using almost 100% salvaged materials (boards and bricks shouldn't be too hard too find). We also like that it looks like a relatively simple project — and Sunset supplies all the instructions.
We admit, the end result is still a little college-dorm-roomy, but we still like it. Depending on your aesthetic style, this bookcase could work in a more grown-up setting.
Have you ever made anything like this? I'm thinking of the table we made after college, out of a couple bookshelves and a salvaged door.