Shelving & Storage

Get your home and shop organized with step-by-step plans for shelving and storage projects from the editors and contributors to Popular Woodworking Magazine. You’ll find projects in a wide range of styles: period, Arts & Crafts, contemporary, Shaker and more.You’ll find woodworking plans for bookcases and bookshelves, hanging wall shelves and cabinets, shop and garage storage, small storage ideas, television stands and more. And, you’ll learn the essential woodworking techniques you need to build them right.

Standing Desk Part 3: The Lower Case

Period accounts indicate 18th-century American cabinetmakers typically produced a wide variety of products. They were neither quite as specialized as some would have it, nor did they produce particularly great quantities of any one product.

SLIDING DOVETAILS • Cutting the sliding dovetail on the sides using a homemade jig. Cut the female part first, then cut the male part as shown here.

Martha’s Vineyard Cupboard

A few summers ago my wife and I were traveling through Martha's Vineyard on vacation when we stopped at a small antiques store. We saw a cupboard like this, and a couple sketches later, this version was born.

Traditional Cabinet

This simple cabinet can be used in a bathroom or in a kitchen to hold spices. It's a great way to learn basic carcase construction.

When you’re riding your jigsaw around the curves, guide the blade smoothly so you don't create bumps and dings that you’ll have to sand out later. Many jigsaws have a dial that allows you to adjust the stroke of the blade to be either gentle or aggressive, depending on the wood you’re manipulating and the mood you’re in.

Tank Heaven

You don't need a lot of tools, experience or cash to build this pine shelf unit, perfect for freeing up space around the sink. Just check out these free woodworking plans and see.

After carefully laying out the shelf locations, use a dado stack (set at a 5 degree angle) and the saw’s miter gauge to cut the angled dados.

Knockdown Bookcase

This Arts & Crafts bookcase can be taken completely apart with four raps of a hammer, thanks to the free plans we've included here..