Bookcases

Bookcases you can buy or DIY for every room and aesthetic theme in your house.

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How to Build a DIY Wood Ladder Shelf

If you're in need of a bookcase or a space to display your growing number of plants, this ladder shelf makes a fun weekend project.


8 Ikea Billy Bookcase Alternatives

Looking for an Ikea Billy Bookcase dupe? We’ve got options.


Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


Reader Project: Classic Bookcase

This entertainment center by reader Matt Godsey looks professionally built!

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10 Cool Bookcases for Kids’ Bedrooms

Keeping books accessible and organized is key to encouraging your young reader! Check out our favorite kids' bookcases for inspiration.


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33 Bookcase Projects and Building Tips

A bookcase or shelf is an extremely useful home storage system. In this collection, you'll discover 33 project plans and...

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7 Bookshelves for Small Spaces

Before you ditch your book collection, check out our favorite problem-solving bookshelf ideas for small spaces.


10 Pieces of Furniture with Hidden Compartments

If you're looking to keep clutter at bay, you're in good company. Here are 10 pieces of furniture with hidden...


A How To Guide for Tiling Mosaic Floor

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


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How to Build a Built-in Bookcase

No complex wood joints, no tricky techniques—simply glue, screw and nail the parts together

Bookcase and Shelf Tips

Building beautiful bookcases and shelving units doesn't have to be hard. Here are some of our favorite ways to simplify...


How to Build a Bookcase

A veteran woodworker and a beginner team up to build a classic bookcase


How To Build a DIY Murphy Bed and Bookcase

A cozy extra bed when you need it, a handsome showpiece when you don't. We'll show you how build a...


How to Build a Bookcase with Crates

This simple bookcase is made with four crates and wheels. You can put one together for your bedroom in less...


Window Seat Bookcase: Stylish Shelves

Store-bought cabinets make the project simple to build and easy to adapt to any room.

No Time to Assemble that IKEA Bookcase? You Need TaskRabbit!

IKEA has partnered with TaskRabbit to take the headache out of furniture assembly. Here's how to use it.


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How To Build a Classic Floor-To-Ceiling Bookcase

Ornate styling, but simple to build.


Build a Faux Stone Accent Wall

Create a gorgeous stone veneer accent wall. We'll show you how, step by step.


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build Industrial Bookends

Build these industrial bookends to spice up your bookshelf or desk and learn a cool hardware "aging" tip, too.


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build Floating Bookshelves

This 1-hour floating bookshelf project offers a perfect opportunity to learn how to cut plugs for hiding screws, and it'll...


How to Build a Bookshelf

Build a traditional bookshelf, without the usual time and effort


How to Build a Bookcase with Hidden Compartments

High style, tons of storage — and clever hidden compartments.


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Foolproof Dado and Rabbet Cuts

Our best tips for getting your project done right.

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How to Fix a Wobbly Bookcase

Three simple ways to anchor your bookcase and keep it from tipping


Showcase Built-In Bookcase Plans

Turn a bland wall into a showstopper for $300!


Built-in Bookcases

A Mission Oak classic—engineered for easy construction


How to Build Suspended Bookshelves

Steel cable and shaft collars add style and strength


How to Install Mosaic Tile

In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...