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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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
Open Bookshelf

The free plan to build this open bookshelf uses 1 x 12 lumber, but really you could use any size you wish.

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DesignsByStudioC
Bookends

At the link are the free instructions to build either a set of rainbow bookends or pencil bookends.

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ThatsMyLetter
Bookends, Recipe Box

A couple of weeks ago we made a really nice little recipe box. Well this week we are making two and turning them into bookends.

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RunnerDuck
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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LeesWoodProjects
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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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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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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PopularWoodworking
Sliding Book Rack PDF

This sliding book rack works simply on friction. At the link, click to download the plan for this sliding book rack.

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free plans
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Minwax
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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.

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Google 3D Warehouse
Bookends

We used the Peace symbol for these bookends but you could use just about anything.

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DesignsByStudioC
Industrial Rustic Bookshelf

Once you have your supplies gathered this industrial style bookshelf will go together pretty quickly.

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HGTV
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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Fine Scrollsaw
Bookend Scroll Patterns (PDF)

Direct link. Featured in Issue 126.

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Woodsmith Magazine
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
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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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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RunnerDuck
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
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
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Suspended Bookshelves

These simple shelves are not only easy to build but are very strong as well.

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FamilyHandyman
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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
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
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
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
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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Fine Scrollsaw
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
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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Lowes
Stackable Bookshelf

Build this stackable bookshelf system any size you wish using this tutorial.

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RemoveAndReplace
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
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