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How To Create More Shelving Space – 15 DIY Bookcases

In our house, every single person, right down to the littlest member of the family, is a total book worm. We’re very pleased about and proud of this fact, but it also means that we have a lot of books lying around the house! We’ve been looking for better storage solutions for them lately so, being the crafty people we are, we started looking up DIY bookcases to give ourselves more shelving around the house.

Just in case you’re as interested as we were in the idea of making bookcases of your very own, here are 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search!

1. Black and blonde wood bookcase

Black and blonde wood bookcase

Even if you’re not that experienced in building things from wood, this project outlined step by step on OhOh Deco is simple enough that you’ll be able to make it happen! Their tutorial shows you how to use long, thin boards and smaller cut wooden sections to create a multi-level shelf with cubbies of different sizes and lengths. We like their black and natural blonde wood colour scheme a lot, but you could get creative with the shades too!

2. Basic wooden bookshelf

Basic wooden bookshelf

If you’re going to learn how to do a bit of simple wood working, would you rather make something more traditional or try your hand at slightly more skilled techniques? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this classic wooden bookshelf outlined step by step on 5 Minutes for Mom! They even show you how to finish it off with a nice gloss so it shines brand new.

3. Inset wall bookcase

Inset wall bookcase

Perhaps you’ve actually got experience with home renovation, so you’re the kind of person that leaps at bigger, more high maintenance projects rather than shying away from them? Well, if reading really is a huge part of your life, we think you’ll admire how Artsy Chicks Rule built shelves for their beloved books right into their wall as a permanent fixture.

4. DIY wood pallet bookshelves

Diy wood pallet bookshelves

Pallet crafts and projects made from upcycled pallet wood are all the rage right now, and for good reason! We love the way Me and Madeline made several wall mounted book hangers from a singular pallet and hung them up at heights where they kids can reach them. We also like the way these shelves display the books facing forward so little ones who are still learning to read can see the pictures on the cover when they’re looking for a particular book.