Skil’s website features a slick how-to on building a bookcase with pocket joinery. The guys over at Extreme How-To magazine put the article together, and though they often do some pretty far-out projects, this one seems easy enough that even beginners could tackle it with a solid chance of success.
The real tricks to the simple design are the pocket holes and fasteners. The Extreme guys’ pocket hole rig makes short work of the joinery and provides good connections, so the bookcase won’t fall apart the first time the kids crash into it. They choose pine to keep the price way down, but you could substitute something like oak and come away with a much sturdier piece of gear -– at double the price, of course.
In any case, you could put this whole project together in a weekend and get all your movies in one place, instead of stuffed in any nook and cranny you can find.