Like the books it’s designed to protect and display, a well-made bookcase is a classic in its own right. At home in almost any room of the house, few pieces of furniture embody such a blend of form and function. Our bookcase plans will guide you through the build process quickly giving you the storage space you’ve been looking for.

 This do-it-yourself version is no exception: as versatile as it is handsome, it will accommodate any reader’s prized collection in style. A good project for woodworkers of all skill levels, the bookcase measures 60 inches tall by 34 inches wide by 14 inches deep if you follow our bookcase plans.

Discussion
  • (will not be published)

42 Responses to “Bookcase Plans”
  1. Gregg Drennan

    I tried downloading this bookcase plan but encountered a couple of issues. First it wants to save it as an XML file. Second when I click save I get the error “Failed – Server Problem”. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    Reply
    • WWGOA Team

      Hi, Gregg! We are sorry that you’re having trouble downloading this plan. We have sent this plan to your email address. Please let us know if you require additional assistance.

      Reply
  2. Jeremy Timm

    Really look forward to building this bookcase and maybe customizing it for more shelves.

    Reply
    • WWGOA Team

      Hi, Nancy!

      This is a Premium Video. To access the plans on this video, please make sure that you’re logged in with your username and password.

      Reply
  3. Thomas

    Why are the front shelf pin holes spaced at 1 1/2″ and the back shelf pin holes spaced at 1 1/4″?

    Reply
    • mrobins1057

      The 1 1/2″ dimension is the spacing from the front and back edges of the side pieces to the hole centerlines, not the vertical hole spacing which is 1 1/4″

      Reply
      • mrobins1057

        Check that. Front edges only. Back edge spacing is 2 1/4″ to allow for the back panel.

        Reply
      • ashmere20002000

        I was thinking the same thing and was going to ask the same question and when you look at the plan that’s not how it shows it. It should be noted on the plan. When I downloaded it I loaded it into CAD and it picked it up right away as being a mistake and it changed it for me.

        Reply
  4. darrell

    I am having problems on the download on this bookcase plans.can you e-mail it to me thanks

    Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hi Darrell. I am sorry you are having trouble with the download. You will need to be logged in to your account with your username and password.
      Also, try hard refreshing the page or using a different browser. If you are still not able to view the download please give our customer service team a call at 1-855-253-0822 and they can assist you.
      Thanks
      Jean-WWGOA Video Membership

      Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hi Gene. To download the plans you will need to be logged into your membership with your username and password. If you have any questions you can contact our customer service team at 1-855-253-0822.
      Thanks
      Jean-WWGOA Video Membership

      Reply
  5. Sydney

    I was looking at the plans and it has nothing regarding installing M is that self adhesive veneer or what all other instructions are good

    Reply
  6. Alan

    Nobody answered the question about why front and back shelf pin holes are spaced differently. I assume this is a typo error???

    Reply
    • Customer Service

      Apologies; this is a typo. Spacing should be the same for all shelf pins. I usually use 1-1/2″ spacing, but you can use whatever you’d like.
      Thanks, Paul

      Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hello. In order to view the plans you will need to be logged in to your account with your username and password. If you have any questions please contact our customer service team at 1-855-253-0822.
      Thanks
      Jean-WWGOA Video Membership

      Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hi Glenn. We are sorry that you are not able to download the plans. Please try hard refreshing the page or using a different browser. If you are still not able to view the plans, please give our customer service team a call at 1-855-253-0822 and they can assist you.
      Thanks
      Jean-WWGOA Video Membership

      Reply
  7. jack burgess

    Making trains. Novice toymaker. Having trouble making patter / templet for engine axle holes. Want 2 holes for 1 3/4″ hole and adjoinng 1 1/2″ wheels. Two large ones and two smaller ones for engine so that when assembled level all of the wheels will roll.

    Reply