Build a Cascade Bookcase

The Cascade Bookcase Plans – Ultra Stylish and Easily Movable!

Check out this cool bookcase – it is the ultimate in organization with the chunky look and the casters on the bottom! Use the  Cascade Bookcase plans to create an awesomely modern piece of furniture!

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  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2″ casters (rated for 80 lbs. each)
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)


  • 2 – 1×12 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×12 at 8
  • 3 – 2×12 at 6′
  • 1 – 2×12 at 8′

Cut List:

  • 2 – 2×12 at 67″ – Bookcase Frame
  • 1 – 2×12 at 63″ – Bookcase Frame
  • 1 – 2×12 at 33-1/2″ – Bookcase Frame
  • 1 – 2×12 at 32-1/4″ – Bookcase Frame
  • 1 – 2×12 at 30-3/4″ – Bookcase Frame
  • 1 – 1×12 at 67″ – Large Divider
  • 4 – 1×12 at 29-1/4″ – Horizontal Dividers
  • 1 – 1×12 at 33-1/2″ – Small Divider

 cascade bookcase plans

Step One

Cut the pieces for the bookcase frame. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the 67″ pieces as well as the 33-1/2″ piece. Drill pocket holes in one end only of the 30-3/4″ piece. The remaining pieces will not have pocket holes drilled in them. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

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Step Two

Cut the pieces for the large dividers. Cut the notches using a jigsaw. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the divider pieces.  Assemble the large dividers as shown, then insert into the frame securing them using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

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Step Three

Cut the pieces for the small dividers and cut the notches using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes in each end of the pieces then assemble the dividers as shown. Secure in the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

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Step Four

Finish the bookcase as desired. Add the casters to the bottom using 1-1/2″ screws.

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The Cascade Bookcase plans will help add inexpensive storage to any room. The casters make it easy to move when rearranging or redecorating! Let me know if you need help or have any questions! Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!


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  • Linda Baker

    I love the design. I put casters on my kitchen island so I can move it about the kitchen to where I need it, or out of the way. Such a smart idea.

    • CherTexter

      Casters are awesome on ANYTHING!! Thanks for stopping by, Linda!

  • I know two little people for whom this would be ideal. Better talk to their mum and dad.

    • CherTexter

      Lol, Elle! They are great bookcases and I might make one for my soon-to-be-renovated craft area!

  • I have always wanted one of these bookcases but worried that my kids would get hurt by pulling it down. Are they pretty sturdy? Or, is there anything I can use to attach it to a wall?

    • CherTexter

      Hi, Jessica! the casters can be omitted and the bookcase can be secured to the wall with an angle bracket, if desired. Thank you for stopping by!

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