Bookcases, Bookshelves This list of free woodworking plans will guide you to build bookshelves and bookcases of all sizes and purposes. Not all of the listings provide exact details on building methods. Builders should have some knowledge of basic wood handling and its cha
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Bookcases, Bookshelves

Bookcases, Bookshelves

This list of free woodworking plans will guide you to build bookshelves and bookcases of all sizes and purposes. Not all of the listings provide exact details on building methods. Builders should have some knowledge of basic wood handling and its characteristics related to the project intended to be built. Look for the page navigation link near the bottom of this list as there are many more pages for free bookshelf building projects.

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Arched Bookcase

Are you tired of the same old bookcase shape? Then why not build this arched bookcase. You can configure the shelves as you wish and paint it to suit your decor, but this arched bookcase is fun to have and fun to build using these free plans.

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free plans
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Instructables
Modern Plywood Bookshelf

This stylish modern plywood bookshelf is perfect for books and decor. Easy to build using plywood and a few simple tools, The finishing adds to the modern aspect of this bookshelf.

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free plans
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CraftedByTheHunts
Sliding Bookends

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for sliding bookends. 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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Tusk-Tenon Bookrack

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a bookrack. 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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Library Shelf

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a library shelf designed with dimensional lumber so that it is easy to build. 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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Built In Shelves

This wall mounted shelving unit is easy to build using basic woodworking tools. Gives your bed a built in look but could go anywhere really. Follow along and see how we built it.

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free plans
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FamilyHandyman
Book rest (PDF)

This week we have the Design for making up a simple Book Rest, and as the illustration shows, it is a piece of work which would be acceptable to anyone. The Book Rest illustrated is planned with its two end panels in Antofret, but it is so arranged that these panels can be cut in straightforward fretwork if so desired.

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free plans
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Fine Scrollsaw
Bookshelves, Contemporary

This bookcase was featured in the I Can Do That column in the August 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Book Rack

These adjustable bookracks look nice and do a good job of holding books in place. They do not hold a lot of books but they are easy enough to make that you can make several. This would make a great gift for someone who is into reading or has lots of recipe books that they like to keep close at hand.

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free plans
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RunnerDuck
Book Stand

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a book stand, which makes a great piece of furniture for the living room or childs room. 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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
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Bookshelf

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a bookshelf. 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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Book Rest, Tabletop - Jacobean (PDF)

In this page I share with you a large collection of free scroll saw fretwork patterns. I have carefully scanned them and transformed them into pdf files. These patterns were published long ago in Hobbies fretwork magazine. They are offered here with permission of the present Copyright holders, Hobbies Limited. Project #2187.

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free plans
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Fine Scrollsaw
T Rex Skull Bookends

At the link you will find free templates and a video as well as instructions to help you build these T-Rex book ends any dinosaur lover would appreciate.

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free plans
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AdventuresInDIY
Shelving Unit

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a shelving unit that could be used as a bookcase or for storage. 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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Bookshelf

This bookshelf is meant to sit on the floor. Follow these free instructions to build one.

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free plans
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DesignsByStudioC
Mission Book Rack

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a Mission style 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.

Link Type:
free plans
Link Source:
Google 3D Warehouse
Bookshelves

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a bookshelf. 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.

Link Type:
free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Bookshelf with Adjustable Shelves

This bookshelf measures approximately 36 inches high x 36 inches wide x 13 inches deep and features adjustable shelves. Here are the free plans to build it.

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free plans
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Remodelaholic
Desktop Book Shelf

This clever, adjustable shelf is perfect for keeping reference books handy on the desktop, kitchen counter or workbench...and its fast and easy-to-build, as well.

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free plans
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Shopsmith
MCM Bookshelf PDF

Build this mid-century style bookshelf using the free downloadable woodworking plans at the link.

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free plans
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RealityDaydream
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Bookshelf

This is a simple bookshelf of all straight cuts. The CAD layout is slightly different than the pictures because after assembling the plans I originally drew up, I decided I did not like how the top came out and modified it so that the top is 1 continuous board and does not show end grain.

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free plans
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Steve Slaven
Modular Shelves

This shelf unit is simple and inexpensive to build. It features adjustable shelves and can be used in the house or workshop. It can easily be mounted on your workshop wall.

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free plans
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Popular Mechanics
Bookshelf

This bookshelf is perfect for a beginner project. Just follow along with the step-by-step instructions at the link.

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free plans
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BlackAndDecker
Bookshelf, Wooden

This book shelf was designed the fit a 71 3/8 inch wide opening. If your available space is different, you will have to adjust the widths accordingly.

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free plans
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LeesWoodProjects
Contemporary Bookshelves

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for contemporary shelves. 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.

Link Type:
free plans
Link Source:
Google 3D Warehouse
Bookshelf

Here is a free woodworking plan for this wooden bookshelf with glass, plexiglass, or acrylic sheets used for the dividers

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free plans
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DesignsByStudioC
Contemporary Display Shelves

These contemporary shelves were built using 2 x 12 lumber. They turned out beautiful. Perfect for displaying your collection. At the link you will find the step-by-step instructions to build a set of free-standing shelves.

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free plans
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PopularWoodworking
Built In Unit

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a built-in custom cabinet with drawers in the middle. 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.

Link Type:
free plans
Link Source:
Google 3D Warehouse
Bookshelf, Knock-Down Video with Mortise and Tenon Joinery

When you hear the phrase knock-down furniture, you probably picture something that comes in a cardboard box, takes half an hour to assemble and can barely hold its own weight. Well, this cherry knock-down bookcase definitely does not fit that mold. It may be knock-down construction, but that is where the resemblance ends. This project is a classic design that looks great and offers a few woodworking techniques that just might surprise you. It is knock-down construction the way it should be!

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free plans
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Woodsmith Magazine
Corner Shelves

This easy to build project makes a nice corner display for any room in your house. Free woodworking plans at the link.

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free plans
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Lowes
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