Bookcase – make it yourself!

Bookcase – make it yourself!
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Bookcase, or a place to store books at home – for some it is just a decorative element, but for real bookworms it is the heart of the house. How to make a bookcase yourself?

Simple bookcase

Making this bookcase is quick and easy. Its dimensions can be adjusted to your needs and available space in your home. To make this bookcase you will need:

  • 2 double support rails of equal length,
  • 12 shelf supports,
  • 6 boards of equal dimensions,
  • 10 wall plugs with screws,
  • drill,
  • hammer,
  • pencil,
  • paintbrush,
  • wood paint if you want to change the color of the shelves.

Method of making:

  1. Measure the wall where the shelving unit is to be placed.
  2. Buy boards and support rails sized to fit your chosen wall space.
  3. Place the rails against the wall and mark where you want to drill the holes.
  4. Drill holes in the wall for the dowels.
  5. Drill the holes for the wall plugs and screw the rails to the wall.
  6. Decide how many centimeters you want to have shelves and put the brackets in those places.
  7. If you want, paint the shelves with paint and when they are dry, put them on the brackets.

A simple bookcase is very impressive and fits into any home interior.

Bookcase from crates

Bookcase madeof fruit c rates is very impressive in its simplicity. This solution works especially well in industrial and loft style interiors. To make this bookcase you will need:

  • boxes – the number of boxes depends on the size of the shelf,
  • dowels with screws,
  • a drill,
  • hammer,
  • pencil,
  • brush,
  • wood paint.

Method of making:

  1. Paint the fruit boxes in the color of your choice.
  2. When the crates are dry, then press them against the wall to mark the places to drill.
  3. Drill the holes where you will insert the wall plugs.
  4. Screw the boxes to the wall with screws.

Bookcase made of crates is a very modern and ecological solution.

Pallet bookcase

Furniture from pallets for several seasons conquer the world of interior design. To make such a bookshelf you will need:

  • pallet,
  • drill,
  • grinder,
  • screws with dowels,
  • brush,
  • wood paint.

Method of making:

  1. Lay the pallet face up and cut off the middle part of the long boards.
  2. Screw the cut off part to the rest of the pallet so that you have legs.
  3. Paint the pallet with wood paint.
  4. Drill 2 holes in the wall and insert the dowels.
  5. Drill 2 holes in the top of the pallet – make sure the distance between them is the same as the distance in the wall.
  6. Insert the screws into the holes in the pallet and screw it to the wall.

Another way to make a bookcase can be seen here:

Ladder bookcase

Ladder bookcase will be perfect for modern interiors. Such a bookcase can be made in two ways:

From a folding ladder

To make this bookcase you will need:

  • wooden folding ladder,
  • boards,
  • pegs and hooks to attach the ladder,
  • a drill,
  • brush,
  • paint,
  • boards.

Method of making:

  1. Attach the inverted ladder to the wall with pegs and hooks.
  2. To the attached ladder, install with pegs crosswise boards, which will form shelves.

A bookcase that looks like a ladder

To make this bookcase you will need:

  • 2 long boards,
  • wooden shelves,
  • screws,
  • screwdriver and drill,
  • tape measure,
  • spirit level,
  • brushes,
  • paint.

Method of making:

  1. On the long boards, mark the places where the shelves will be.
  2. Drill holes in the designated places.
  3. Screw the shelves to the holes.
  4. Screw the ladder to the wall.

Mini bookcase for children

Children’s rooms often lack space for beloved books. In such a situation, it is worth making a mini bookcase in the children’s room. To make it you will need:

  • 6 slats – two longer and four shorter,
  • screws,
  • string,
  • screwdriver,
  • mounting brackets,
  • brush,
  • paint.

How to make it:

  1. Use the screws to assemble the shelf.
  2. Install the mounting brackets on the back of the shelf.
  3. Paint the shelf in the color of your choice.

The mini bookcase takes up very little space in a child’s room and will be great for storing books.

Self-made bookcase will be a decoration of any interior.

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