As a lover of books, you tend to buy a lot of them to read. Reading improves your thinking and knowledge for sure, but storage is a big issue. Any book lover will tell you how difficult it is to keep their precious books safe at home. So, if you have books at home you will eventually need a bookshelf to store them. Bookshelf looks fashionable and they come in many different shapes and sizes to suit your needs. Some look fashionable while others save space. Bookshelves can be practical or decorative, removable, wall fixed, or stay in the corner of the room. Whatever maybe the configuration, the bookshelf should serve the purpose of storing books
Bookshelves can be bought from furniture stores, but making them on your own depending on your needs and requirements is always satisfying. The process may be long, time consuming and depends a lot on other factors, but making them on your own is enjoyable for sure.
The following are some unique and interesting DIY bookshelf ideas that can inspire you to make them on your own.
1. Mounted Shelf Unit
The mounted bookshelf unit is a versatile product that works for many different things, but you would love to keep your books in it for sure. This bookshelf does give an industrial look. This bookshelf will suit both the rustic décor and the modern style as well. Design wise this doesn’t look very complicated. The best part of this DIY bookshelf is that you can customize each shelf considering the size and contents.
2. Knock Down Shelves
This shelving unit is for someone who wants to move the books when necessary. This bookshelf was made with a purpose to organize the books, but also to be easy to unassembled if required to move to some other place. These shelves are sturdy and knock down shelves to hold the books when they need them. It is also easy to take down when you need to pack and move. This is a good option for a dorm room or something along those lines.
3. DIY Bookcase
This bookshelf looks very attractive and is similar to a small sized library. It is very easy to build. You just need a few wood supports for the shelves and then place the shelving. This gives the bookshelf a neat and modern look. The bookshelf is easy to put together, so if you are looking for an easy to make bookshelf that is also not very expensive, then you should consider making this shelf.
4. Fingerprints bookshelf
This particular bookshelf is good for children, so if you have kids around, then make this bookshelf for arranging their books. The best part of this bookshelf is that it can be hanged on the wall and doesn’t take up floor space. The railing at the front prevents the books from falling off, which is a great feature to have for kids. Small kids are always in a hurry and they usually don’t place the books neatly, the railing prevents the books from falling everywhere. The books will stay where it is supposed to be instead of lying on the floor.
5. DIY Kentwood Bookcase
This is a wonderful wooden bookshelf that is good for holding books or trinkets. This is a rustic wood bookshelf. This solid bookshelf is made of pine boards. With a few supplies you can make this bookshelf at home. If you don’t have sufficient books to store, you can use these shelves to store other stuff that you may need on a daily basis.
6. Twin Storage Headboard Base Plans
Whatever maybe the size of your home, there is always a space crunch. Finding out new ways for storage is always a concern for many, especially if you have kids around the house. This headboard is perfect if you have kids and want to display their stuff without these lying around the house everywhere. This sturdy shelf helps arrange their stuff neatly and looks good too.
7. Contemporary Bookshelf
This bookcase is a nice way to organize your stuff without the clutter. Not only book, this beautiful looking shelf is great for organizing your children’s trinkets. The design looks fresh, clean and simple. It has a strong construction and a design that can fit in any room. The strong shelves are nicely supported by the straightforward and strong uprights. There is no decoration, no detailed design and not even a back, yet this shelf is very functional.
8. Floating Bookshelf
The most attractive feature of this bookshelf is its design. It reminds you of the children’s bookshelf that is featured above. The best part of this shelf is that it can be hanged on the wall and doesn’t take any space. If you have a small home office, then this is an important option to consider.
9. Ladder Bookshelf
This is a rustic looking bookshelf and looks like it is an Upcycled old item to make it look new and useful. You can even modify this bookshelf so that you can have a desk in-between two of these bookshelves, which is a great option to have.
10. Unique Table Bookshelf
This is a one of a kind bookshelf that looks beautiful. It is a great idea and a unique way to create a coffee table, but also have enough space to store books. The books can be easily accessible on days when you want to simply relax. This cool looking table is good if you want your books at an arm’s reach. Another plus point of this table is that it can be moved around easily because of the wheels underneath the table.
Building a bookshelf is fairly a simple task involving a lot of woodwork that can be done within a matter of few days. It will not cost you a bomb and you can choose from a wide range of styles and sizes that suits your home and budget.
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