5 Best Solid Wood Bookcases

Seth Carter 16/05/2024

We sifted through thousands of Amish furniture orders since the beginning of 2023 to provide an authoritative list of the most popular solid wood bookcases over the past 16 months. Amish-made bookcases are lauded for their durability and reliability, which come with their solid-wood construction.

Amish Appreciation for the Printed Book

As we enter the digital age, more people opt for eBooks and audiobooks. The Amish will always appreciate printed books since you likely won’t find a Nook or an iPad in an Amish home. So, who better to build your high-quality wooden bookcase than our Amish woodworkers?

Books are so much more than the words used to tell its story. The physical copy of the book is a work of art in and of itself. Many of us still value, collect, and relish re-reading our books. I have memories of vacations, leisure time, or family discussions attached to every book in my collection.

The books displayed in your home offer visitors insights into who you are. Much can be deduced from a person’s taste in literature.

Our books are precious! They deserve the best presentation we can give them. Of course, the best way to display your book collection is with an Amish-made solid wood bookcase.

Top 5 Best Wooden Bookshelves

There are many bookcases and bookshelves to consider, so we have compiled a list of our top 5 most popular bookcases at DutchCrafters since the beginning of 2023. This list is must-read breaking news for anyone shopping for a quality wood bookcase!

5. Sheffield Solid Sides Bookcase

What makes this bookcase popular?
The Sheffield Solid Sides Bookcase provides sturdy construction with a stunning look.

Most popular wood type:
Most customers who purchase this solid wood bookcase order it in the most popular wood type in Amish Furniture: Oak.

What our customers are saying:
“The bookcases were exactly like I expected. I always knew the status of my order. The delivery guys were friendly and got the bookcases set up and cleaned up right away.”

-Janet H.

4. Churchill Mission Bookcase

What makes this wooden bookcase popular?
The Churchill Mission Bookcase has style and plenty of options! You can choose the short, stocky version, which resembles Winston Churchill’s physical appearance. Or, you can choose the larger-than-life option, which matches Winston Churchill’s personality.

Most popular wood type: Oak

What our customers are saying:
“Amazing! Excellent customer service and quality of product. Among the best start-to-finish experiences I have had! I am very happy with both pieces! Will definitely order more as the need arises!”

-Bill C.

3. Arts and Crafts Mission Bookcase

What makes this bookcase popular?
The Arts and Crafts Mission Bookcase comes in six different sizes with two to six adjustable shelves, depending on the size. The stunning mission-style design is on full display!

Most popular wood type: No surprise here, as oak reigns supreme.

What our customers are saying:
I love both of the book cases I bought this year, very high quality and they will be in the family for years.”

-Mark K.

2. Prescott Bookcase

What makes this bookcase popular?
The Prescott Bookcase is available between 36″ and 84″ wide and has many wood and stain options.

Most popular wood type: Oak

What our customers are saying:
“Our bookshelves came in and we are absolutely in love with them. Y’all, this company’s communication, delivery and all is top notch! Such a blessing. The stain is beautiful. We are currently working on making our house a home and y’all helped so much with that! Currently displaying our collection. And yes, we do read these 😅 Can’t wait to order two more! ❤️”

-Kelcey B.

1. Home Office Sensible Series Bookcase

The Amish Sensible Series Bookcase is the best-selling bookcase at the world’s largest online collection of Amish furniture. It is quite impressive to claim the prestigious top spot on our list.

What makes this bookcase the most popular? It is simple, elegant, beautiful, reputable, solid wood, and Amish-made. This bookcase represents everything Amish furniture represents.

Most popular wood type: Make it a clean sweep for oak! However, orders for this versatile bookcase are split pretty evenly between oak and brown maple.

What our customers are saying:
“This is good furniture made with great care. The joints were tightly fit and square, and the finish was perfect and well worth the cost and wait. Great job guys!”

-Merril S.

What is the Best Wood for Bookcases?

Oak is by far the most popular solid wood choice. Not only was oak the most popular wood type for each of the top five bookcases on our list, but oak is the most popular wood type for all Amish furniture at DutchCrafters.


These bookshelves have earned a place in the DutchCrafters Hall of Fame. We offer over 250 bookcases on our site, and these five have set themselves apart as the cream of the crop. Since our products are customizable, you don’t have to worry about doing the same thing as everyone else. If you have more questions or want to speak with one of our trained furniture specialists, don’t hesitate to call, email, or chat with us today!

Leave any questions or thoughts in the comments below, and we will be happy to respond!

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by Seth Carter (8 Posts)

Seth Carter has been with DutchCrafters since 2020. Seth has won multiple awards for his work in Amish furniture while with DutchCrafters. He has advised and partnered with more than 150 Amish wood shops on furniture presentation, features, industry trends, product options, and development of exclusive products. He contributes to the Timber to Table Blog and has written content throughout the DutchCrafters website. Seth has a B.S. in Business Administration from IU-East and has owned Carter Family Insurance, LLC. since 2014.

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