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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a 65 inch bookshelf which features adjustable shelves. 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.
This ladder-style bookshelf, which requires no particular skill or specialized tools to build, measures 72 inches wide at its base and about 60 inches high. The shelves are simply laid across the rungs of a ladder structure, which can be folded for easy storage.
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