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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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..