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.
  •  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.
  •  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
    This bookcase measures approximately 6 feet tall when complete but is easily customizable. Build it using these free plans.
  •  Entry Bench Bookcase
    Create an entryway with seating and storage by building this entry bench with bookcase attached. Awesome.
  •  Plumbing Pipe Bookcase
    Build this industrial looking set of shelves using this great tutorial.
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  •  Pyramid Bookcase
    This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a bookcase that is a little different than the norm, a pyramid bookcase. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
  •  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.
  •  Divided Bookcase
    Standing 54 inches tall and 28 inches wide this divided bookcase has a lot of organizational possibilities. Here is how to build it.
  •  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
    This bookcase features decorative circles on the sides. Free templates are available at the link along with full step-by-step instructions.
  •  Bookcase PDF
    At the link you can download the free woodworking plans to build this beautiful bookcase.
  •  Open Bookcase
    The only tools you will need to build this bookcase are a drill and jigsaw. It fits together like a puzzle with the notches you will cut into each shelf.
  •  Dog Bookcase
    With just a few tools and a piece of pine you can build a doggie bookcase like this one.
  •  Simple Bookcase
    Build a simple bookcase with these free easy-to-follow woodworking plans.
  •  Tall Bookcase
    This bookcase features adjustable shelves and stands just over 72 inches tall. You can adjust the height to suite your space.
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  •  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.
  •  Sectional 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. These set-in cases can be used in different ways. The corner section can be used alone. End sections can be added as shown. Left and right end section can be placed at the ends of a davenport.
  •  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, 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, 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, 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.
  •  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.
  •  Heirloom Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    Put your treasured books, collectibles, and craftsmanship on display with this stylish case-on-case project that is surprisingly easy to build. Though this handsome piece looks sophisticated, you do n...
  •  Tambour Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    We have seen a great many bookcases in our travels around the country, but none more good-looking and versatile than this one. And should you ever have to relocate, you will find the modular pieces ma...
  •  Towering Tomes Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    Standing fully 7 feet tall, with six shelves (five of which adjust on standards and brackets), this stately walnut showcase has more than enough room for a librarians ransom in books.
  •  Arts and Crafts Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    Simple, yet stunningly elegant. Add to the Arts-and-Crafts Collection set with this stately bookcase. We embellished ours with cutouts in the side panels, reproduction hardware, and glass-framed doors...
  •  Bookcase Project Planner (PDF) Woodworking Plan
    Unique set of graphs and templates let you design your own style of bookcase or bookshelf.
  •  Glass Door Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    Classic lines and rounded corners highlight this elegant cabinet. Hardwood glued to plywood lends the appearance of frame-and-panel sides without the need for cutting difficult joints. Half-lap joints...
  •  Barristers Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    Our twist on this classic project includes a drawer at the bottom to keep hanging files close at hand. Even full loaded, it rolls in and out easily on heavy-duty slides. The drawer box joiner requires just a single setup on the tablesaw explained within this plan. As an option, we’ll show you how to install a mortised lock in the bottom drawer.
  •  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.
  •  Tambour Bookcase Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    We have seen a great many bookcases in our travels around the country, but none more good-looking and versatile than this one. And should you ever have to relocate, you will find the modular pieces making up the bookcase a breeze to take apart and reassemble.
  •  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.
  •  Heirloom Bookcase Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    Put your treasured books, collectibles, and craftsmanship on display with this stylish case-on-case project that is surprisingly easy to build. Though this handsome piece looks sophisticated, you do not need the skills of a master craftsman to build it. Whether you have made cabriole legs before or not, you will discover the process for shaping them - using only a bandsaw, rasp, handsaw, and mill file - amazingly simple.
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