Compact Bookcase Plans
With Adjustable Shelves.

You Can Build This Adjustable Shelf Bookcase!

These bookcase plans are a great project for the beginner woodworker.  The lines are simple, but the bookcase is strong.  The adjustable shelves allow for either great storage or flexible display of treasured items.  With its small footprint of about 12 1/2 inches deep and 25 inches wide, there will be many areas of the house where this design would fit.

At just over 3' tall it will not overwhelm a room, but still will provide abundant storage space.

With these detailed bookcase plans from Kreg Tool Company, YOU CAN DO THIS!

You can buy this plan from the Kreg Tool Company.  It is also one of the 10 FREE plans you receive when you purchase the Kreg DIY Project Kit.

To learn more about the Kreg DIY Project Kit, you have two options:

1.  Click on the link above which takes you to Kreg Tool; or

2.  Click here to see OUR review of this set of tools for the woodworking beginner. (P.S. We recommend it!)

Like all the other Kreg DIY Project Kit plans, this plan is very detailed, including step-by-step, colorful diagrams.  It also includes a complete materials list, cutting diagrams, and numerous tips.

The link to purchase your own copy
of these adjustable shelf bookcase plans
  is at the bottom of the page.
It will take you to the Kreg Tool Company website.

Woodworking Tools Needed to Build This Compact Bookcase.

This beginner woodworker plan from Kreg Tool Company requires only a few tools.

The woodworking HAND tools are:

**Both of these are part of the Kreg DIY Project Kit.

Always make sure you wear your safety glasses when using your saws or drills.

You will need the following woodworking POWER tools:

miter saw or jig saw (for straight cuts), circular saw and drill.

An electric sander would be easier than hand sanding, but it is not absolutely necessary.

Here is a List of the Materials for This Kreg Jig Plan.

Materials Needed To Build Kreg Bookcase Plans:

  • (1) 48" x 48" x 3/4" thick sheet of plywood;**
  • (2) 24" x 48" x 3/4" thick sheet of plywood;**
  • (1) 72" long 1x2 boards;
  • (1) 96" piece of 5/8" x 1 1/4" base cap-style molding;
  • (4) 96" long pieces of 1/4" by 3/4" screen molding;
  • (4) 36" long 2x2 boards;
  • (50) 1 1/4 inch coarse Kreg screws; and
  • (32) #18 x 3/4" brads (to install case molding);
  • (10) #18 x 1 1/4" brads (to install top molding).

**This is equivalent to 1 full-size 4' by 8' sheet of plywood.  Our local big box store has stopped selling the smaller pieces of plywood.

You may not be able to find the screws at your local hardware or big box store.  By clicking on the photo of the screws, you can buy them directly from the Kreg Tool Company.

Have You Seen This Kreg DVD about Building Tables?

We have watched this DVD several times, and each time learn something new.  If you want to design your own table using Kreg jig joinery, this DVD would be a worthwhile investment!

The Approximate Costs to Build This Kreg Bookcase are Below.


To build these bookcase plans from a sanded pine plywood, your costs would be approximately $70, not including the cost of your finishing materials.

Check Out
our Hints, Tips and Recommendations!

The more I work with these Kreg DIY Project Kit plans, the more impressed I am.  They are both easy to understand, and easy to build!  This plan also allows you to use all of the tools that come with the Kreg DIY Project Kit.  Simpler plans, such as the wall shelf plan, do not require you to use the Kreg Shelf Pin Jig.

As with any plan, we recommend you read the plan through before starting, and then review the Project Notes at every stage of building.  Both the "Project Notes" and "DIY Tips" are very helpful.

This plan uses one type of pocket hole joinery -  right angle - which is what you use most of the time.  If you don't yet have the Kreg Right Angle Clamp, this would be a good time to get one!

If you didn't buy the Kreg DIY Project Kit (this plan is Free with that kit), the purchase price of $7 for this plan is well worth it! 

With this plan, you know that you can successfully build a well-constructed bookcase.

Visit the Kreg Tool Company Website to Get Your Plans.

To go to the website for these Kreg bookcase plans, click here, on the Kreg Tools logo.

Then click on the "Products" tab at the top of the page, and then go to "Education and Apparel."  Your last click is on "Product Plans."  There you can see all of the plans you can purchase from Kreg Tool Company, including this one.

After purchase, you will receive a download code via email. The email will direct you back to the Kreg Tool Company website, where you can enter your code to download the plan.

It's very simple!  We have done it a bunch of times!


We Have Created Other Bookcase Plans to Build With Your Kreg Jig.

To see more bookcase plans that you can build with your Kreg Jig, click on this link, or on the photo.

Check Out Some of the FREE Plans from the Kreg Tool Company!

Click on this link, or on the photo, to review some of the FREE plans you can get from the Kreg Tool Company, including the plan for this bird feeder.

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