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.

Tansu Chest

This Japanese-style Tansu chest can be used in several different configurations to fit your lifestyle. No matter how you stack it, it stores a lot of items, as we show you with this free project..

Spice Cabinet

Though members of your family aren't likely to store spices in a cabinet like this, you can bet that it will be an oft-requested item for you to build.

SHELF PIN SETUP • Before assembly it's best to mark and drill the locations for the shelf pins, and to lay out and mount the base plates for the hinges. As always, a little masking tape on the drill bit makes a handy depth stop.

Modern Wardrobe

It's no wonder furniture manufacturers stay in business. If you haven't noticed we're heading back towards a cleaner look. This nice dresser should set you on your way.

Begin building the top by gluing and nailing the side splash pieces to the back splash pieces. I like to hold the back splash in place using a vise to keep everything in line as it’s nailed together.

Country Dry Sink

Check out these free woodworking plans for an updated version that still preserves the form of the traditional dry sink.

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.