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40 Easy DIY Bookshelf Plans

Keeping your house clean and well-sorted is probably one of the trickiest tasks, especially if you are one of those people who have more books than clothes and shoes combined. Each of your books is priceless and you want to preserve them in the best condition possible. But it is not always so easy, especially if you do not have a proper bookshelf. Now bookshelves do not come cheap, be it a simple plywood one or an ornate wooden case. So, here are forty simple yet trendy DIY bookshelves for you and your books.

Easy DIY Bookshelf Plans

Rope Bridge Bookshelf

Now, this is a creative and flexible design for a modern bookshelf. You can keep the books lying sideways one on top of another in case you think keeping them as shown in the picture might be damaging to the binding.

DIY Bookcase Idea

DIY Bookcase Idea

Stylish and Easy to Make Bookshelf

This is the first handmade bookshelf in the list. You can try a two-color pattern instead of the all-white to make it even more interesting.

DIY Bookshelf

DIY Bookshelf

Practical DIY Headboard Bookshelf

It is indeed a practical idea to have a nice book rack near your headboard so you don’t have to be in a situation where you are cozily tucked into your blanket, but you forgot to take your book with you to bed.

DIY Bookcase Headboard

DIY Bookcase Headboard

 The Anthro Bookshelf

Here is an interesting design for a small bookcase that you can keep anywhere, and it would hold your most favorite books.

DIY Small Bookshelf

DIY Small Bookshelf

DIY Skateboard Bookshelf

How many old useless skateboards do you have is the garage? You need at least two to make this one work, but the more you have the better as it means more shelves for your books.

Easy DIY Bookshelf Idea

Easy DIY Bookshelf Idea

60-Minute Bookcase DIY

You may need a little longer than 60 minutes to finish this one, especially if you do not have much expertise in woodwork, but it is still the simplest DIY corner bookcase.

Corner Bookshelf Plans

Corner Bookshelf Plans

Easiest DIY Bookshelves Ever

Just a few empty wine crates of varying sizes and you end up with the coolest bookshelf ever!

DIY Bookcase

DIY Bookcase

Simple Corner Wall Shelving

The white shelves look so divine and they are incredibly easy to make. The corner one may take a little extra effort, but it’s completely worth it.

DIY Corner Bookshelf

DIY Corner Bookshelf

DIY Built-in Bookcase Tutorial

DIY Built In Bookshelves

DIY Built In Bookshelves

DIY Mounted Bookshelf

 

DIY Wall Bookshelf

DIY Wall Bookshelf

Make Your Own Upside-Down Bookshelves

How about making this crazy bookshelf for your next DIY woodcraft project? Don’t worry, you don’t have to change the laws of gravity to have the books hanging upside down from your shelf.

DIY Bookshelf Idea

DIY Bookshelf Idea

Built-In Bookshelves Instructions

DIY built-in bookshelves are no matter of joke, as they require considerable knowledge in woodworking, apart from a lot of time. But, in the end you always get a homemade library.

DIY Built In Bookcase

DIY Built In Bookcase

Built In Bookshelf DIY

This is a pretty basic step-by-step instruction for a built-in shelving unit. Once the structure is done, you can use your creativity for the coloring and decorating part.

DIY Built In Bookshelf

DIY Built In Bookshelf

Easy DIY Bookcase

This is a small and simple bookcase that you can keep at any corner of your house, holding all your favorite books and magazines.

DIY Bookshelf Picture

DIY Bookshelf Picture

Bookshelf Tree DIY Project

Tree shaped bookshelves are a big hit these days, so how about making one for your kids’ room? Although the purple color looks really nice, you can use any color depending on the theme of the room.

DIY Tree Bookshelf

DIY Tree Bookshelf

Make a Tree Bookshelf

Yet another tree bookshelf for you; it looks the best when you place it against an open portion of the wall, where there are no other furniture and decorations.

Tree Bookshelf Plan

Tree Bookshelf Plan

Stylish and Easy-to-Make Corner Bookshelf

Corner bookshelves are quite handy as they help to save so much space by holding all your books safely, while taking little space itself.

DIY Corner Bookshelf Plan

DIY Corner Bookshelf Plan

Twin Bookcase Headboard

Yet another pretty headboard bookcase, you can change the arrangement of the shelves according to your requirement once you get the basic instructions.

DIY Bookshelf Headboard

DIY Bookshelf Headboard

DIY Bookcase Headboard Plan

Bookshelf Headboard Plan

Bookshelf Headboard Plan

Invisible Bookshelves

Bookshelves are no longer just bookshelves. Apart from being an important part of the interior décor, they are now a fun way to trick people and create optical illusions.

Invisible Bookshelf DIY

Invisible Bookshelf DIY

Easy Invisible Bookshelves DIY

This one is even simpler than the earlier invisible bookshelf DIY, as it does not even require you to sacrifice a book. You love each and every book you own; and with this one, you don’t have to be in a situation where you need to uproot a nice shelf if you want to read the book at the bottom.

DIY Floating Bookshelf

DIY Floating Bookshelf

Floating Bookshelves DIY

Floating Bookshelves DIY

Floating Bookshelves DIY

DIY Kids’ Monster Bookcase

Some wooden or plastic crates and some glue can work wonders – here is the proof.

DIY Kids’ Bookshelf

DIY Kids’ Bookshelf

Children’s Bookshelf Instructions

Basic bookcase plans are always the best ones for beginners. And expert woodworkers always have the option of getting creative with something simple.

Kids Bookshelf Plan

Kids Bookshelf Plan

Ladder Bookshelf

Before you throw away that creaking old ladder in your attic, check out the DIY here. It’s one of the best recycle furniture projects, turning a useless wooden ladder into a prized addition to your home furnish.

DIY Ladder Bookcase

DIY Ladder Bookcase

DIY Ladder Bookshelf Ideas

Another ladder bookshelf DIY, this one used two folding ladders, placing them upside down side-by-side before adding wooden shelves to the structure.

DIY Ladder Bookshelf

DIY Ladder Bookshelf

DIY Hidden Bookshelf Door

Imagine if you had a secret room that could only be accessed through a hidden door disguised as a bookcase. Get to work then!

DIY Bookshelf Door

DIY Bookshelf Door

Secret Door Bookcase DIY

DIY Bookcase Door

DIY Bookcase Door

DIY Pipe Bookshelf Instructions

Even plumbing pipes can serve as the ideal material when it comes to building modern bookshelves. You will still need wooden planks for the shelves.

DIY Pipe Bookshelf

DIY Pipe Bookshelf

DIY Plumbing Pipe Bookshelf

The plumbing pipes really look good as the frames, bringing a contemporary touch to the simple bookshelves. You can even make them as wall mount cases.

DIY Industrial Bookshelf

DIY Industrial Bookshelf

How to Build a Bookcase – DIY

How to Build a Bookshelf

How to Build a Bookshelf

How to Build a Ladder Bookshelf

DIY Leaning Bookshelf

DIY Leaning Bookshelf

How to Build a Simple Bookshelf

DIY instructions for the most basic bookcase, you can increase the length and number of shelves if you need more space.

Simple Bookshelf Plan

Simple Bookshelf Plan

DIY Boat Bookshelf Instructions

It is a boat, with the addition of neat shelves to hold your beloved books; what’s not to like?

Boat Bookshelf Plan

Boat Bookshelf Plan

How to Build a Built-in Bookshelf

Built In Bookshelf Plan

Built In Bookshelf Plan

Easy Bookshelf DIY Instructions

One can never have enough of these small and useful shelves that are not just useful for holding books.

Easy DIY Bookshelf

Easy DIY Bookshelf

Cheap, Easy, Low-Waste Bookshelf Plan

Cheap DIY Bookshelf

Cheap DIY Bookshelf

Industrial Looking Hanging Bookshelves

Wall Bookshelf Plan

Wall Bookshelf Plan

Modular Bookshelf

One of the best things about DIY bookshelves is that they allow you to utilize any corner of your house. For example, this one shows how you can customize the size and shape of the shelves so they fit in the empty wall space under the stairs.

DIY Bookshelves

DIY Bookshelves

Basic Bookshelf Instructions

A simple mountable bookcase, you can try different colors and lighting to bring this one into the spotlight.

Wood Bookshelf Plan

Wood Bookshelf Plan

It’s amazing how easily you can make stylish bookshelves with professional finishing without having to spend the big bucks. All you will need are the raw materials, like wood, pipes, glue, colors and carpentry tools. Don’t waste any more time before you start working on your next wooden masterpiece.

Published on February 28th 2015 by under Woodworking Projects.

2 Responses to 40 Easy DIY Bookshelf Plans

  1. Shahid Khan says:

    I love books and to keeping them organize. A simple bookshelf on wall is what I need and in this post I found few ideas…. unique and beautiful. love it………

  2. Djuwarsyah says:

    I like this Upside-Down Bookshelves design, its very unique. Wanna try to make it someday. Keep up sharing….

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