Circular Rotating Bookcase Plans

The material list for this project is simple: 2.5 sheets of 5/8″-thick medium-density fibreboard (MDF). If they cut where you buy it, have it cut into 2′ x 2′ or 4′ x 2′ pieces.


To do the circles, I used a shopmade jig mounted on the bandsaw. You will need nine circles. First I cut 3 23 1/2″-diameter circles for the base and top. Next cut 5 circles at 22″ for the dividers. Then cut 1 circle at 22 7/8″. Then draw another circle inside it 21/2″ smaller. Cut it out leaving a doughnut-shaped ring. This ring is where the lazy Susan’s bearing go. Round the edges with a 5/16″-radius bearing-guided roundover bit(excluding the ring).

Large Boxes

Cut 8 pieces measuring 13 1/4″ x 19″ and another eight measuring 7 3/4″ x 19″. Use those pieces to build four four-sided boxes measuring 9″ x 13 1/4″ x 19″.

Small Boxes

Cut 16 pieces measuring 5″ x 7 3/4″ for the tops and bottoms, and 16 more measuring 5″ x 13 1/4″ for the sides.

To print these plans right click on them and select ‘View Image’ then print the page.