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.
  •  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.
  •  Bookcase from an old Door
    Recycle an old solid wood door into a fabulous bookcase. Here is how to do it.
  •  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.
  •  How to fix a wobbly bookcase
    Stabilize a wobbly bookcase on carpet by providing solid floor support, installing adjustable feet and by anchoring it to the wall studs.
  •  Small Bookcase
    This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a small 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.
  •  Recessed Bookcases
    This is step-by-step of how to add recessed bookcases to an attic space.
  •  Bookcase on Castors
    Here are free plans to build this bookcase on castors. Of course you could make it without.
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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.
  •  Ironbound Bookcase
    Build this ironbound bookcase and give your room an industrial feel. Here are the free plans.
  •  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, Basic
    So I am of the firm opinion that a person can never have enough bookshelf space. No matter how big my living space may be, I constantly feel like I am running out of room to stash that beloved book collection, which, between my grad student boyfriend and my bookworm self, seems to expand at an exponential rate.
  •  Dog Bookcase
    With just a few tools and a piece of pine you can build a doggie bookcase like this one.
  •  Bookcases
    This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for bookcases. 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.
  •  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.
  •  Doll House Bookcase
    This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a childrens doll house 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.
  •  Modular Bookcase
    Build this modular bookcase with these free step-by-step instructions. As you see, they can be stacked.
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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...
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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...
  •  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.
  •  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...
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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. Build this bookcase from well-seasoned pine or any cabinet wood for which you can obtain matching cove molding. Most lumber yards will carry pine and perhaps birch or Philippine mahogany cove molding. See the materials list (in the plan) for exact quantities needed. Full size patterns included for all of the important parts.
  •  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.
  •  Barristers Bookcase Woodworking Plan
    This early example of modular office furniture still makes it case. You may stack the modular bookshelf units up to five high. With only two units your barristers bookcase does double duty as a sidebo...
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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.
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