Traditional Oak Bookcase
Combining classic details with simple construction, this project offers plenty of space for storage or display.
This bookcase has all the good looks of a quality piece of furniture, but we’ve simplified the construction to make it easier to build. Plinth blocks, dentil molding, and other details ensure that you'll get plenty of compliments. Because the case and shelves are all cut from plywood, you’ll be off to a running start. And there’s no complicated joinery, which makes the work go even faster. Pocket hole screws hold the case together and are used to assemble the face frame and back panel for a quick build. The shop-made trim is flush with the sides of the case, so additional bookcases will fit together to look like one unit when standing side-by-side.
SELECT YOUR PLAN PACKAGE
- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 16 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 70 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Bonus technique for making your own moldings
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for project supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
We don't have any links to project supplies and hardware for this particular project yet, but here are some other products that might be of interest to you. (We may receive commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations.)
Similar Woodsmith Plans
Modular Wall Shelves
With its contrasting colors and unique design, this shelving unit is sure to attract attention. And you can make it in a day or two.
Drop-Front Storage Center
With storage above, below, and inside, this simple project allows you to organize all the items you never seem to have a place for.
The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.