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25 Creative Bookshelves Ideas

This is more than dozens creative bookshelves ideas you can copy next week. You love books but don’t want to waste your money to store your valuable collection? You can try some awesome DIY bookshelves ideas below. The bookshelves are fairly easy to make and you only need to use materials that are either easy to get or already available at home.

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1. Floating bookshelf

Floating bookshelf make your books appear as if they float on the wall without support. Cool, isn’t it? To make this bookshelf, nail/screw a pair of L-brackets on a wall with gap that measures about the average length of your book. Stack your books vertically on the brackets and enjoy seeing your floating books. (via collected)

simphome floating bookshelf 1

2. Bound cardboard bookshelf

If you have box containers with thick wall (thick cardboard, fiberboard or plywood), turn them so that their opening faces forward. Stack the boxes and bind any adjacent walls with office binder. You can showcase your books in that IKEA-style bookshelf. (via instructables)

simphome cardboard bookshelf


3. Bookmark bookshelf

If you have an iron bookend perpendicular to its base, nail/screw its base to a wall and you can hang your book on it while bookmarking the last page you read. You can also use an L-bracket for this purpose. (via curbly)

simphome bookmark bookshelf

4. Ladder bookshelf

Set a pair of step or trestle ladders upright and slide wooden boards through their rungs. You can put your books on the boards. You can also make this bookshelf with only one ladder. (via aplaceforeverything)

simphome ladder shelf

5. Wallpapered wood bookshelf

Get recycled wood planks, which are cheap, and cover them with wallpaper scraps or any paper scraps with pattern. Fix the wallpapered planks to the wall using L-brackets. (via wallpapersafari)

simphome wallpaper bookshelf

6. Hanging bookshelf

You can use unused leather belts or leather bag straps to store your books. Loop the belts and hang them on a nail. You can hang your vertically stacked books on the other end of the loop. (via cheatersutopia)

simphome hanging bookshelf

7. TV bookcase

A damaged CRT TV can be used as a bookshelf by removing the tube and stacking the books horizontally inside the hollow frame. (via buzzfeed)

simphome bookcase tv


8. Another ladder bookshelf

Close a trestle ladder and hang it horizontally on a wall. You can arrange your books horizontally on the ladder’s stringers and use its rungs as dividers. If you hang the ladder on a corner wall, you can open the hinge at right angle to make an L-shaped bookshelf. (via dandelionexpress)

simphome horizaontal ladder bookshelf

9. Bookend bookshelf

Nail/screw an L-bracket or bookend (wider is better) on a wall so that the supporting part lies horizontally. Put the last page of a hard-covered book on it and allow the cover to hang down. We will use the cover to conceal the bookend. To close the cover, you can fix Velcro on the inside of the cover so that it can cling to the book’s last page. You can stack your other books vertically on this base book. (via designboom)

simphome bookend

10. Wooden pallet bookshelf

You can get wooden pallets either cheaply or for free. If you are tempted to reuse this free material, make some wooden receptacles from it and nail or screw them to a wall. You can put your books inside them. (via kitchenfunwithmy3sons)

simphome wooden pallet bookshelf

11. Another wooden pallet bookshelf

Several wooden pallets that have table-like shape can be stacked vertically and make up a rustic bookshelf. You can put it together with other furniture pieces that are also made from wooden pallets. (via woodenpalletfurniture)

simphome vertical pallet bookshelf

12. Old drawer bookshelf

Take out an old drawer, add a couple of wooden boards in it and then hang it on a wall in a position that makes the drawer’s handle faces downward. (via buzzfeed)

simphome book drawer


13. Pipe bookshelf

Industrial pipes can be arranged in such way to allow it to contain your books. Use your creativity to arrange the pipes and hang it on a wall. The pipes are ready to accommodate your books. (via ajoyfulriot)

simphome pipe only bookshelf

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