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.

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..

Behind the left door are five 3/4"-thick adjustable solid-wood shelves, perfect for heavier games and books. Behind the right door are 10 1/4"-tempered Masonite shelves, perfect for storing letterhead, envelopes, CDs and other home-office related items.

Shaker Storage Cabinet

With two different shelving systems, this face-frame cabinet stores light or heavy stuff. Just look at these drawings, techniques and plans to see for yourself.

Best Foot Forward: The front feet are different than the back feet and are cut to allow the grain to run diagonally from the corner of the base area. In addition, the front feet are radius cut on the inside. Attach the feet first, then cut the radius to shape to ease glue up.

Shaker Blanket Chest

I was flipping through a copy of The Magazine Antiques one afternoon when I noticed an attractive blanket chest in an advertisement for an antiques dealer in New York. After a bit of research, this is what I came up with.