Free Woodworking Plans - Bookcases and Bookshelves

  •  Open Bookcase with Drawers
    Use these step-by-step woodworking plans to build a beautiful open bookcase with drawers for added storage.
  •  Industrial Bookcase PDF
    Build this beautiful industrial style bookcase using these free downloadable woodworking plans.
  •  Bookcase Built In PDF
    Scroll down towards the bottom of the page at the link to find the free downloadable plans to build a built-in bookcase.
  •  Industrial Bookcase
    Build this industrial style bookcase using these free step-by-step woodworking plans.
  •  Playhouse Bookcase
    This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a 4 foot tall childrens bookcase. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
  •  Bookcase
    Build this bookcase which features an open back using these free woodworking plans.
  •  Bookcase
    Build this bookcase using the free instructions available at the link.
  •  Entry Bench Bookcase
    Create an entryway with seating and storage by building this entry bench with bookcase attached. Awesome.
  •  Bookcase
    The great thing about this childrens bookcase is the built-in bin at the bottom. Also that the sides are flat so two bookcases could go side by side with no gap. Here are the free plans.
  •  Parson Bookcase
    This bookcase measures approximately 63 inches high and 30 inches wide with an open back. Here are the free instructions to build it.
  • More Free Woodworking Projects - Bookcases and Bookshelves

  •  Modular Bookcase
    This bookcase unit could be built using only three sections or as many as 5 or 6. Here are the free plans to build it.
  •  Plumbing Pipe Bookcase
    Build this industrial looking set of shelves using this great tutorial.
  •  Retro Bookcase
    Build this retro bookcase with just one sheet of plywood. Here are the free woodworking plans.
  •  Modular Bookcase
    Build this modular bookcase which is an easy project that will require minimal skills.
  •  Build-In Bookcase
    Here are some basic techniques for opening a wall and constructing a built-in bookcase.
  •  Room Divider Bookcase
    This project is a great way to divide a room into two spaces. Also a great spot to use for displays. Here are the step-by-step instructions.
  •  Ironbound Bookcase
    Build this ironbound bookcase and give your room an industrial feel. Here are the free plans.
  •  Corner Bookcase
    Fill a corner in your home with this awesome bookcase. Here are the free woodworking plans.
  •  Bookcase
    This bookcase is small measuring just 28 inches wide x 27 inches tall and 5 inches deep. You could alter the dimensions to suite your needs.
  •  Bookcase BuiltIn
    Build a bookcase and give it a built-in look using this free tutorial.
  • Bookcases and Bookshelves Woodworking Plans for sale

  •  Bookcase, Barrister
    The nice thing about our Barrister is Bookcase is the flexible, modular design. The sections can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways. And if you ever end up with more books than shelf space, you can always build another section or two.
    A simple cleat system (we would seen on several antiques) holds all the sections together securely, yet allows the bookcase to be easily disassembled and relocated to another part of the house.
    WHAT YOU GET are 12 pages of step-by-step instructions, Full-color photos and exploded views, Detailed tool setup illustrations, Materials list and cutting diagram Plus plans for a tenon cutting jig!
  •  Bookcase Woodworking Plan, Easy-to-Build Low (PDF)
    If you think the word plywood means poor-quality woodworking, this plan might change your mind about how you build furniture. Using just one sheet of 3/4 inches cherry plywood, some cherry facing, and a few basic joinery techniques, you can build this attractive, high-quality bookcase in just one weekend-and not spend a lot of money doing it. Yyou will start with a basic box made up of interlocking plywood panels. Then add a face frame, base, top, and back to dress up the appearance of the case. We have also included a couple of design options to let you choose a style that fits your individual taste.
  •  Bookcase, Knock Down Cherry (PDF)
    Want the convenience of knock-down assembly without sacrificing furniture quality? This unique woodworking plan features solid-wood construction with easy, knock-down hardware for quick disassembly. Biscuit joinery (in place of mortise and tenon joinery) simplifies the construction without sacrificing strength. Plan includes shop tips and techniques for professional results.
  •  Mission Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    Showcase your craftsmanship with this easy-to-build masterpiece. It goes together using straightforward rabbet, dado, and groove joinery. Super-simple faux tenons give the look of through-tenons for t...
  •  Solid Oak Bookcase Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    You do not need a dream shop to build this handsome project; a few basic power tools will do. And one-stop shopping at your favorite home center gets you rolling right away. You would pay a lot for a solid-wood bookcase in a furniture store. Instead, save a bundle by building this handsome oak piece. Plus you will get the bonus of enjoying some time in your shop.
  •  Federal Bookcase Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    With fluted pilasters and a keyed arch topped by a broken pediment, this project brings the vocabulary of classical architecture into the living room. By installing lights and glass shelves you can display fine collectibles. Or, if you wish, combine the two for the best of both interests. In this project you will learn how to rout flutes by using a simple auxiliary base with your plunge router. And large cove moldings are a breeze with just your table saw and a straightedge.
  •  Trio of Bookcases Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    Here is a masterpiece you can build that will showcase your treasured tomes for years to come. Simply change the wood type and trim details to suit your taste. We will show you how. The bookcase has a fixed shelf and three adjustable shelves to hold loads of books or display items. The height measurement is approximate depending on which style you choose to build.
  •  Have-it-your-way Bookcases Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    Though distinctly different, these three bookcases share a common carcase. The classic cherry version includes a door, the maple country bookcase rests on feet; and the oak version has a profiled base and a plywood back instead of slats. The classic and traditional versions measure 60 inches high while the country version is 61.25 inches high.
  •  Built-In Bookcase and Sofa Vintage Woodworking Plan
    This is a vintage woodworking plan. Visit our FAQ page for a full definition. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying. This built-in bookcase with sofa ends built onto the front of its base, was designed for a small budget cottage, craft pattern 656 and 657. But it can be adapted to any living room for any type of daybed.
  •  Window Bookcase Vintage Woodworking Plan
    This is a vintage woodworking plan. Visit our FAQ page for a full definition. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying. You probably have a window for this. The end pots add a touch of the garden. The shelves may be of pine, the back of presdwood. The details for making it are shown in this craft pattern.
  •  Clear-Vue Bookcase Vintage Woodworking Plan
    Full size drawings make this project easy to build. Our research indicates that this plan is no longer printed so once we are sold out, that is it! This is a vintage woodworking plan. Visit our FAQ page for a full definition. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying.
  •  Lectern Bookcase Vintage Woodworking Plan
    Build this lectern bookcase from plywood. We used birch plywood but you can use a plywood of your choice. This is a vintage woodworking plan. Visit our FAQ page for a full definition. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying.
  •  Double Craftsman Bookcase Vintage Woodworking Plan
    Display your books and collectibles in this double Craftsman bookcase. Glass doors protect what ever you decide to display. This is a vintage woodworking plan. Visit our FAQ page for a full definition. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying.
  •  Easy to Build Modern Bookcase Vintage Woodworking Plan
    This is a vintage woodworking plan. Visit our FAQ page for a full definition. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying. A full materials list is provided, however any hardware parts source (legs) would no longer be in business.
  •  Bookcase, Oak
    Here is a woodworker is bookcase. Not because it holds books about woodworking, but because it gives you the opportunity to use several different kinds of joinery in one project. For example, the sides and back are frames and panels assembled with stub tenon and groove joinery. The three frames are joined with rabbets and grooves. Stopped sliding dovetails hold the apron that spans the side frames. The base pieces are connected with splined miters...
  •  Bookcase, Tower (PDF) - FREE PLAN OFFER
    Sometimes, smaller is actually better. The narrow design of this bookcase means it will fit into just about any location in your home. It takes up less than 2 square feet of floor space, yet the six shelves, four of them adjustable, provide more than 7 square feet of storage or display space.
  •  Bookcase, Craftsman Two-Drawer (PDF)
    This is a downloadable 1.75 MB PDF file, 12 page document. Download one of these woodworking projects and plans right to your computer, no more waiting days for the mail to arrive.
    Highlight your craftsmanship with this attractive two-drawer bookcase plan from Woodsmith magazine. Features several unique woodworking challenges, including a half-dovetail joinery technique that keeps the shelves securely anchored regardless of changes in humidity. We have included step-by-step instructions for this technique and others plus a simple way to construct the drawers with locking rabbets (if you don not have a dovetail jig). This project appeared in Woodsmith magazine No. 120.
  •  Bookcase, Classic (PDF)
    Knock-down hardware makes this large, formal bookcase suprisingly easy move from your shop to your living room, den. You’ll construct the base, sides, and top as separate units. Once completed you just bolt them together. Bookcase plan features adjustable shelves and two options for the top a decorative gable (shown in photo) or a traditional flat-style top. We used a tight-grained cherry and cherry plywood for its subtle grain pattern. For the back we used 1/4 inches cherry plywood. When it came time to apply a finish, we decided to use a cherry stain. I wanted the rich reddish-brown color without waiting for the aging process. And using stain would even out the color differences between the lighter sapwood and darker hardwood. Overall dimensions are 91 inches high x 43 inches wide x 14 inches deep. This project appeared in Woodsmith magazine No. 95.
  •  Stacking Barristers Bookcase (PDF)
    Build a set of stackable cases using our updated design of an office classic. The three-case version is 13-3/16 inches deep x 34-3/4 inches wide x 57 inches high. Assembly-line frame and case construction makes it easy to build, and glass flip-up doors employ simple pivot pins instead of pricey flip-up hardware. You will be able to download the pdf file from the Thank You page or from the Downloadable Product Email once your order is placed. This project appeared in Woodcraft Magazine.
  •  Federal Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    With fluted pilasters and a keyed arch topped by a broken pediment, this project brings the vocabulary of classical architecture into the living room. By installing lights and glass shelves you can di...
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