Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build an X Book Caddy

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I love the modern coolness of this piece! A great way to store books or other items in style! Perfect in a kids room or an office space setting. Maybe even as a chic accent piece in a main living area where you aren't ready or able to commit to a full bookcase but still have books to store!

Estimated Cost 



  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Brad Nailer
  • 1 sheet of ½” plywood
  • 1” Brad nails
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List 
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 25-1/2” x 31” – X
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 7” x 31” – Side 1
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 7” x 16-1/2” – Side 2
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 7” x 8-1/2” – Sides 3
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 7” x 7-1/2” – End 1
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 7” x 8” – End 2

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1 

Cut the pieces for the Xs. To draw the curves, use a soup can as a guide then cut out with a jigsaw.

Step 2 

Cut the pieces for each of the side pieces. Secure each piece as shown using glue and 1” brad nails making sure the edges are flush as shown.

Step 3 

Cut the pieces for the ends. Secure each piece as shown using glue and 1” brad nails.

Finishing Instructions 

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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