Plastic rain gutters prove to be a wonderful material for making bookshelves. The lightweight vinyl plastic is easy to carry and deal with, sparing you some extra labor and time that would have been used if the materials had been something else. If you are thinking of building a bookshelf and installing it in your kid’s room, then try out these following tutorials, accumulated only for you.
After measuring and cutting a rain gutter according to your desired size, mount it on your wall and secure the position with brackets. You may paint it or not.
Build two separate bookshelves and keep story books on one shelf and drawing book on the other. This way your kids will learn how to organize their books. To make them even more appealing, paint with bright colors.
Bed side shelves made of rain gutters look cool for your home décor. Place two or more shelves in an interesting pattern like the one in the image.
You must be careful while installing the brackets or hangers, as those will hold the bookshelves in perfect alignment. Once you are done with them, it is time to arrange those rain gutters. Vinyl rain gutters are likely to have a breakage during cold and chilly weather but you don’t have to worry about that as those shelves are going to be inside your home.
Multiple same sized bookshelves adorned with some books and soft toys lend a cozy vibe to your room. The edges of the gutters should be covered with end caps for preventing injuries.
White rain gutters become even more attractive when set up against a dark colored wall. No wonder, such decoration will encourage your kids to love books.
Using rain gutters as bookshelves is a nice idea, if executed properly. Go through the given tutorial for having four racks of bookshelves.
Long corner bookshelves ideally utilize the unused corner of your room. Don’t forget to paint the wall the bookshelves are installed on, with interesting pictures of trees, birds, and flowers.
If you run a Montessori, make sure to have some rain gutter bookshelves, as they have a kid-friendly appearance. Longer the better, so that those tiny hands can browse through more books.
Rain gutter bookshelves are an example of how we can transform some things into more useful ones. When unused rain gutters lie aimlessly in our attic, it calls for some crafty touches for such constructive outcomes.
Published on August 27th 2017 by Suzanne Kane