Do you face the problem of having too many books with no place to put them? There are many cheap and original ways to make your own bookshelf from the materials at hand!
Having a lot of books at home makes you appear like an intellectual immediately. Especially in this day and age, when people search for information via the internet. But, keeping real books in the house is original and adds a special vibe to the interior. Yet, your passion for reading has left you with a ton of books but nowhere to store them. A mound of books laying on the floor certainly won’t boost your intellectual image much.
At no great cost, you can make your own bookshelf, which will for sure make your room even more interesting. Making your own bookshelf has another advantage – you can design it according to your personality, which will certainly impress your friends.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at 17 DIY (do-it-yourself) bookshelves.
1. Old drawer’s second youth
A great way to personalize your own bookshelf is to use an old drawer and decorate it with paper that expresses your personality.
2. Your ladder can serve another purpose that you didn’t think of!
Just place a few wooden planks through the legs of the ladder to create shelves. Now, that’s creative!
3. Defying gravity
Visitors to your house will need to solve a painfully apparent riddle – how are those books just floating there? Simple, affix what’s known as a Flybrary floating bookshelf to obtain this effect.
4. Simple and elegant
This is as easy as assembling something you get from IKEA. This bookshelf will satisfy your aesthetic needs and won’t take much time and effort to make.
5. It couldn’t be easier!
If you are looking for an easy project that requires almost no work, then look no further. With some wooden boxes and a few office binder clips, this bookshelf is yours!
This project is for those with an interest in all things retro. Just find yourself an old TV without the interior and file your books inside. Finally, the TV is displaying something worthwhile!
There is always a new way of using old things. Pipes? Or bookshelves? It depends on how you perceive it.
If your house is in need for some extra artistic touches, then add wallpaper under each hanging shelf.
9. Ladder – second approach
Here is another original use of the ladder, which will certainly surprise your guests.
10. Be mobile!
Do you feel the need to move your books from place to place? This is a project for you then! Take a plank, add casters to it and voilà – you have a moving bookshelf.
11. First class recycling
Do you have an unused cable reel that you don’t know what to do with? If so, then you are lucky, because now you can make one of the most elegant bookshelves on this list!
12. Perfect symmetry
Do you feel frustrated by how every book is taller or smaller and they can’t be set up in ideal symmetry? With this project, you will end this irritating lack of order.
13. Recycling at its best
We have another recycling project. Decorate some used wine crates which you can then use as a bookshelf. Which project is better – this one or number #11? You decide.
14. Something more than just a bookshelf
Thanks to this creative use of a magazine holder you can enjoy having a bookshelf and a drawer all in one!
15. Use curtains!
If you don’t have any spare curtains, you can buy some curtain fabric which is relatively affordable for this DIY bookshelf. All you need are double curtain rods and fabric.
16. Even a dresser can become a bookshelf
This dresser obviously envied the bookshelf and wanted to hold books too. You can help your dresser hold books too, by adding spice racks, where it can shelf books.
17. One of the easiest
This DIY bookshelf is competing with #1 for being the easiest project. Here, a few benches are all that’s required, which you can stack on top of each other, and that’s it!