Free Woodworking Plans - Bookcases and Bookshelves

  •  Robot Bookcase
    Children will love this bookcase in the shape of a robot for their bedroom or playroom. Build it using these free plans.
  •  Bookcase
    This bookcase features Chippendale feet and five shelves. Build it using these free instructions.
  •  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.
  •  Retro Bookcase
    Build this retro bookcase with just one sheet of plywood. Here are the free woodworking plans.
  •  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.
  •  Bookcase Room Divider
    This bookcase makes a great room divider since it is open on both sides. It also features three bins on the bottom for added storage. Here are the free plans to build it.
  • More Free Woodworking Projects - Bookcases and Bookshelves

  •  Bookcase
    This bookcase features decorative circles on the sides. Free templates are available at the link along with full step-by-step instructions.
  •  Canoe Bookcase
    This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a canoe shaped 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.
  •  Build a Bench between Bookcases
    Here is a materials list and step-by-step instructions to build a bench to fit between two already existing bookcases. The length of the bench can be adjusted to fit your space.
  •  Rotating Bookcase
    This rotating bookcase does not take up very much room but has a lot of storage capacity and looks great too. Build one with these free instructions.
  •  Bookcase with Plexiglass Shelves
    Build this bookcase with these free woodworking plans, This one features plexiglass for the shelves, but you could substitute them for wood.
  •  Bookcase on Castors
    Here are free plans to build this bookcase on castors. Of course you could make it without.
  •  Small Bookcase
    Build this small bookcase easily with these free woodworking plans and instructions.
  •  Bookcase with Drawers
    Build this bookcase which has drawers on the bottom for hidden storage. Here are the free plans.
  •  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.
  •  Bookcase from an old Door
    Recycle an old solid wood door into a fabulous bookcase. Here is how to do it.
  • Bookcases and Bookshelves Woodworking Plans for sale

  •  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.
  •  Bookcase, Build a Low-cost
    Easy-to-build bookcase plan is also easy on the wallet! Only one sheet of 3/4 inches plywood is needed for the case and all the shelves. Add a few board feet of hardwood lumber and a piece of 1/4 inches plywood and you池e good to go. Plan features sturdy (but easy to cut) tongue and dado construction. We used biscuit joinery on the face frame this made the job quick and easy without sacrificing strength. Versatile plan can be modified to create an entire wall of shelves with individual sections. We値l show you how! Downloadable
  •  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.
  •  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値l show you how to install a mortised lock in the bottom drawer.
  •  Book Nook Bookcase Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    This bookcases angled shelf makes it easy to browse titles without bending, while the top and bottom shelves provide display space. Open sides make it light on its feet and a snap to build using common lumber.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  2 in 1 Bookcase Vintage Woodworking Plan
    The design of this plan features alternative top and bottom trim molding to give you two different looks. 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, Classic
    If you have always wanted a large formal bookcase, but wondered how ou would be able to move it around once you built it, this Classic Bookcase is the answer. All the large components are built and finished separately and assembled "on site" with knock-down hardware. It is still big, but now it is manageable.We have also included plans for an alternate top. In addition to the design shown in the photo, you can build a straight or "flat-top."All the shelves are adjustable. The overall dimensions are 91" high x 43" wide x 14" deep.
  •  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値l 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...
  •  Trio of Bookcases Woodworking Plan
    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...
  •  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...
  •  Design and Install Built-In Bookcase Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    Built-ins add so much pizzazz to a room, you may forget they offer practical sources of storage, too. In this article, you will learn how to plan, build, and install two bookcases and a window seat, but you are not limited to building only this project. If you are building around a fireplace, for example, omit the window seat. Or lengthen the shelving units and omit the base cabinet for more display space. Our modular system makes it easy to mix and match components to fit your room.
  •  Montpelier Bookcase Vintage Woodworking Plan
    The plan says: The charm of Colonial design is emphasized in this easy-to-build bookcase. Build it to size indicated on enclosed full size pattern or lengthen shelves to width desired. No special tools or skill required. Complete list of materials needed printed on pattern.
  •  Bookcase, Contemporary
    This Contemporary Bookcase takes only two and a half sheets of plywood, but you get lots of storage space on its deep shelves. The wall unit gets both its good looks and its sturdiness from 3/4 inches oak plywood. All the joinery is tongue and groove, so building is fairly fast. And we have included special instructions and plans for a router jig to help you cover the exposed edges of the plywood with solid-wood strips. The overall dimensions are 80 inches high x 30 inches wide x 16 inches deep.
  •  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...
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