Simple Bookcase Plans

Build it in a day with your favorite young woodworker

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Clamps
  • Miter saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Biscuit joiner
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Framing square
  • Hearing protection
  • Orbital sander
  • Router
  • Safety glasses
  • Table saw
  • Wood glue

You'll also need a 45-degree chamfer bit for the router.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 2 - 1x8 x 8' no. 2 pine boards
  • 1 - 1x6 x 8' No. 2 pine board
  • 1 - 1x6 x 10' No. 2 pine board
  • 1 - 2x4 x8' pine (rip to 2x2s for legs)
  • 39 - No. 20 wood biscuits
  • 24 - 1-1/2" wood screws
  • 4 - 1-1/4" drywall or wood screws
  • 4 - 1/4" flat washers
  • 1 - Bottle of wood glue