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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Modern Bookshelf

Build a modern bookshelf using these free step-by-step instructions.

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LazyLizOnLess
Bookshelf Cabinet

Build this small cabinet which features two lower drawers for added storage. Here are the free step-by-step instructions.

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DesignsByStudioC
Storage or Media Tower

Follow these free step-by-step instructions to build your own storage or media tower.

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AnaWhite
Bookshelf Option, Mortise and Tenon (PDF)

Australian Woodsmith is a practical magazine for all woodworkers. From Issue 39. I used biscuit joinery to assemble the sides of the Knock-Down Classic Bookshelf, but the traditional mortise and tenon joinery shown at right will do the job just as well.

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AustralianWoodsmith
Book Trough

Build a mission style book trough using this cut list with diagrams. While there are limited instructions, there is enough information to build the project.

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Gutenberg
Bookend Scroll Patterns (PDF)

Direct link. Featured in Issue 126.

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Woodsmith Magazine
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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Shopsmith
Inset Bookshelf Doorway

Build your own bookshelf doorway - like a secret passage behind a door! Scroll down the page at the link for step-by-step instructions.

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AnaWhite
Bookshelf with Drawer

Build this open shelving unit which features a drawer on the bottom using these free step-by-step instructions.

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DesignsByStudioC
Bookshelf, Knock-Down (PDF)

It may be knock-down construction, but that is where the resemblance ends. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.

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Woodsmith Magazine
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Bookshelves

Build a set of wall mounted bookshelves using this free tutorial.

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SimplyEasyDiy
Low Bookshelf Bench

While there are no dimensions given, this is a great tutorial on building this low bookshelf/bench.

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WordsNWood
Stacked Bookshelf

For something a little different, try building a bench stacked bookcase. Here are the free plans to build it.

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Remodelaholic
Ladder Style Bookshelf PDF

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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Rona
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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Popular Mechanics
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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PopularWoodworking
Book Shelf, Tall (PDF)

Here is a tall, floor-to-ceiling bookcase with the versatility to serve a variety of purposes.

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Shopsmith
Modern Plywood Bookshelf

You can build this modern plywood bookshelf using just a few tools and 1 sheet of 3/4 inch thick plywood. Excellent! Follow along at the link to see how to build it.

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WoodShopDiaries
Bookshelves, Up and Down

This is not a conventional bookcase, but a series of modular units that can be arranged in different way according to changing needs.

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American Woodworker
Stacked Bookshelf

Build a unique stacked bookshelf using the free woodworking plans available at the link. The size could be modified using the same construction.

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HomeDzine
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Industrial Bookshelf

Build this open industrial bookshelf using the free woodworking plans available at the link. Pictured here are two side by side.

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AnaWhite
Industrial Bookshelf

Build a narrow, rustic, industrial style bookshelf using this free woodworking tutorial.

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MyRepurposedLife
MCM Bookshelf PDF

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

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RealityDaydream
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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CraftedByTheHunts
Bookcase (ZIPPED)

Nicely detailed large bookcase. DXF Format

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WoodworkersWorkshop
Ladies Bookcase

This Stickley ladies bookcase model was originally by Sean Headrick.

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Google 3D Warehouse
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.

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Google 3D Warehouse
Bookshelves

A bookshelf that I have at home. I created these simple woodworking plans from the measurements I took.

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Google 3D Warehouse
Tetris Shelf

Build this modular tetris shelf what ever size you wish. At the link you can put in your size requirements and the plan will be customized to suite your needs.

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WoodSelf
Bookends on the Scroll Saw

These patriotic bookends were created on the scroll saw and if your favorite team is not the same, no worries. Create your own team logo bookends using the free instructions at the link.

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JaimeCostiglio
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