Simple Book Shelf: 10 StepsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Making your own bookshelves is a great way to save money and once you learn how to build a bookshelf you can create a custom size bookcase to fit anywhere in your home. A friend of ours made this bookshelf and took step-by-step photos so that we could share this useful DIY Bookshelf project with you. Take a look and then follow the steps to make your own basic bookshelf. Once your boards are sanded, you will need to drill your pocket holes using the Kreg Jig and your drill.
17 Free Bookshelf Plans
Is your homesteading book collection starting to take over your house? We recently shared the Best Gardening Books , as well as Homesteading and Self-sufficiency Books , and then we have a fabulous collection of 20 Must-have Homesteading Books. By now you should be running out of space to put them all. Or maybe you don't even have a place to put them in the first place! Well, you're going to need a DIY bookshelf- and you've come to the right place! So, whether you need something small to store your current reading book or you need something a little more substantial to hold your entire collection there's a DIY bookshelf idea here for you! Or, depending on if you're looking for something that adds a fresh design element to your house or something that blends in, you will find what you're looking for in the photos below.
Print one of these free bookshelf plans and you'll have everything you need to get started building a bookcase for any room in your house. The plans include diagrams, photos, step-by-step instructions, and sometimes even videos to help you along the way. Building a bookshelf is a fairly simple woodworking project that you can get done in just a day or two. It's a low-cost project as well and since the plan is free, you don't have to worry about busting through your budget. The free bookcase plans include a wide variety of bookcase styles and sizes so be sure to look through them all to find the best one for the space you have.
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A book shelf is about the most useful, yet simple thing in the whole world to build. It is essentially a box without a side and a shelf slapped in the middle for literature. If you can cut a right angle yes, you can , you can build a book shelf. More importantly, this is a great project to get your kids in on. You know that they have toy creep and need a place to keep things, why not take 'em down to the lumber yard and get some 1x10's and build a book shelf. Plus, you still get to put it together!!!
If you are new to woodworking, a bookcase is one of the best things you can build. First of all, it is relatively easy to put together. You do not need to take complicated measurements or make difficult cuts unless you are making an exceptionally ornate bookcase, of course. You also do not need too many tools to produce something like this. While you are always free to use expensive power tools that can do the job faster than we did, you can pull this off even with only the basic tools in even the barest basement woodworking shop. Second, it is versatile and highly useful. A well-built bookcase can serve as a divider that showcases books and various things such as photos, toys, memorabilia, music collections, and more.