Build a Blonde Bookcase

Free DIY Woodworking Plans to Build a Blonde Bookcase

Here is another set of plans for a modular bookcase. This particular design really caught my eye! I love the symmetry and the clean lines plus the free DIY woodworking plans to build a Blonde Bookcase are super easy that requiring only minimal skills. It would be fabulous constructed out of PureBond plywood in one of their many gorgeous veneers. Just for clarity, the word “blonde” in the title refers to the color of the wood on the inspiration piece!

free DIY woodworking plans to build a blonde bookcase_Copy

Materials:

Lumber:

  • 1 full sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 1 half sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-3/4″ x 43-1/4″ – Shelves
  • 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-3/4″ x 15″ – Box Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at  11-3/4″ x 20-1/4″ – Upper Divider
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at  11-3/4″ x 25-1/2″ – Middle Divider
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at  11-3/4″ x 25-1/4″ – Lower Divider
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 4-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ – Lower Leg
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 4-1/2″ x 21-3/4″ – Upper & Middle Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 4-1/4″ x 21-3/4″ – Lower Back

free DIY woodworking plans to build a blonde bookcase

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Five of the shelves will have a notch cut in them as shown. One piece will be left alone and will be the top of the bookcase. Cut the notch in each shelf as shown using a jigsaw.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a blonde bookcase_Box Shelves 

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the box sides. Assemble the boxes as shown using glue and countersunk 2″ screws.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a blonde bookcase_Box Sides 

Step Three

Cut the piece for the leg and the dividers. Each divider will be a different length! Cut the notches in the dividers as shown. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in one long edge of the leg. Secure to the bottom box using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Insert the dividers as shown, then secure using countersunk 2″ screws through the shelves into the ends of the dividers.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a blonde bookcase_Dividers 1

free DIY woodworking plans to build a blonde bookcase_Dividers 2 

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the backs. The lower back is shorter in height than the other two pieces. Drill pocket holes in the pieces as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free DIY woodworking plans to build a blonde bookcase_Back

Finish as desired!

The free DIY woodworking plans to build a Blonde Bookcase are an excellent choice for any skill level! Need help? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

Originally posted 2013-08-02 08:00:20.