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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Instructables
Bookstand

This is a reprint from Things To Make by Archibald Williams published in the early 1900s. I have included it because it looks like it would be an easy project to do and it is interesting to read.

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free plans
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BenchNotes
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
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
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
Original Bookshelf

A 36 inch wide x 36 inch deep x 96 inch high bookshelf. This is a basic design which should be easy for beginner woodworkers.

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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
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Stackable Shelves

Build stackable shelves using the free plans at the link. You will also make your own jig to make this project go smoother. It is easy to assemble once complete.

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free plans
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FamilyHandyman
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
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
Small Bookshelf

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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Book Ends, Initialed

By cutting the initials of either your first or last name and tracing it onto 1 inch thick stock, you can make some very attractive book ends.

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free plans
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The Woodcrafter
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
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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free plans
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DesignsByStudioC
Bookshelf

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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
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 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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free plans
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AustralianWoodsmith
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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
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
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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free plans
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Woodsmith Magazine
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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
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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free plans
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Remodelaholic
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
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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free plans
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Gutenberg
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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Low Bookshelf Bench

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

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free plans
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WordsNWood
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