Free Woodworking Plans - Bookcases and Bookshelves

  •  Simple Mini Bookcase
    This mini bookcase may be small in size but oozes charm. The side trim makes all the difference on this project. Follow the free step-by-step plans at the link to build one for yourself.
  •  Console Bookcase Extra Wide
    This extra wide console bookcase is perfect as a console table with storage or a low bookcase. There are even free instructions at the link to add doors if you wish.
  •  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.
  •  Plumbing Pipe Bookcase
    Build this industrial looking set of shelves using this great tutorial.
  •  Modular Bookcase
    Build this modular bookcase which is an easy project that will require minimal skills.
  •  Corner Bookcase from old Door
    If you can get your hands on a solid wood door, here is how you can turn it into a corner bookcase complete with angled shelves.
  •  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.
  •  Custom Bookcase
    This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a simple design of a bookcase with a small box hidden behind the top decorative board, ideal for hiding cash, etc. 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.
  •  Contemporary Bookcase
    This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a contemporary 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.
  •  Open Ended Bookcase
    If you are planing on building a small bookcase, why not make something a little different, like this open-ended bookcase.
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  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  Modular Bookcase
    Build this modular bookcase with these free step-by-step instructions. As you see, they can be stacked.
  •  Bookcase
    This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a wall of bookcases. 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.
  •  Bookcase PDF
    Build this bookcase which measures 48 inches high x 23 1/2 inches wide by 12 inches deep and features three adjustable shelves.
  •  Bookcase
    This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a 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.
  •  Cascade Bookcase
    Build this modern cascading bookcase using these free woodworking plans.
  •  Ironbound Bookcase
    Build this ironbound bookcase and give your room an industrial feel. Here are the free plans.
  •  Bookcase
    Build a simple bookcase using this free tutorial.
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  •  Revolving Danner-inspired Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    Popular in the late 19th century, this classic bookcase was designed for quick access to reference books (before the days of Google). Its small footprint and revolving action make it an ideal storage solution for a study or den.
  •  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.
  •  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...
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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...
  •  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...
  •  Solid Oak Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    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.
  •  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...
  •  Corner Bookcase Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    The unique design of this bookcase provides open shelves therefore more access. This bookcase can be tucked into a corner to make use of what is typically wasted space.
  •  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...
  •  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...
  •  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...
  •  Build-In-A-Weekend Bookcase Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    Solid wood and simple moldings make a fitting home for books and collectibles. You will love the traditional styling and no-nonsense construction of this project. To help speed the bookcase through your shop, we provide a mail-order source for the bun feet. But, should you want to turn your own feet, we have included a full-size pattern. And, you can give the bookshelf a touch of your own personal style by simply choosing a different foot and routing a different profile on the face-frame stiles.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  Classic Bookcase Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF
    This project contains a number of duplicate parts that make it easy to cut and assemble. The two sides, for example, start as one wide plywood blank. After you rout the joinery, ripping the blank in half produces two mirrored sides with dadoes that align. This simple and sturdy cabinet uses only two joints: dadoes and rabbets cut with your router. In addition, we have added the quick-and-easy perfect fit dado guide project plan for ease in routing.
  •  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.
  •  Colonial Bookcase Vintage Woodworking Plan
    This is a vintage woodworking plan. Visit our FAQ page for a full definition. You can build this bookcase with pine, with fairly knot free boards used for the sides and doors and knotty pine V groove paneling behind the shelves. Or use a wood of your own choice. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying.
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