Simple Book Storage on Casters
This would be the perfect bookcase for a room where the furniture is rearranged frequently! The casters make it incredibly easy to move from place to place and the wide shelves provide ample storage for a variety of items. The plans to build a pine wood bookcase can be built out of new or recycled boards, and is a super-simple plan suitable for all skill levels. These simple bookshelf plans are the perfect weekend project!
- 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate link!)
- 2-1/2″ screws
- 4″ casters (<– affiliate link! The bookcase will be heavy so make sure the casters can support the weight!)
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 2×2 at 8′
- 4 – 2×4 at 8′
- 15 – 2×6 at 8′
- 4 – 2×4 at 75-3/4″ – Side Frames
- 10-2×2 at 9-1/2″ – Side Frames
- 15 – 2×6 at 73″ – Shelf Slats
- 4 – 2×2 at 70″ – Back Stretchers
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Cut the pieces for the side frames. Drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 pieces. Attach to the 2×4 legs with 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws placing the pocket holes so they are facing up and will be hidden by the shelf slats.
Cut the pieces for the slats. Cut a notch in eight of the slats to accommodate the legs. Attach the slats to the frames as shown using glue and countersunk 2-1/2″ screws. A few screws may be placed through the sides of the legs into the slats with the notch cut into them.
Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the back of the bookcase as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Attach the casters to the bottom of the side frames. If needed, a block can be placed under the lowest shelf at the side frames to attach the casters.
Finish as desired.
The DIY bookshelf plans can be finished however you choose! Have questions about the plans to build a pine wood bookcase? Leave a comment below!
Originally posted 2012-12-17 08:15:27.