Learn to make DIY bookshelves with MakeByMe
Make the most of the space in your home and get into DIY bookshelves. Building a bookshelf might be one of the simplest DIY projects to carry out, but that in no way diminishes the pride you’ll feel when you see the results.
Bookshelves are great interior enhancements, letting you show off your reading material or display collections of your favorite photos or ornaments. Why not create something equally unique to hold these personal items by building your own bookshelves?
Is designing and building homemade bookshelves easy?
It is with the MakeByMe design tool! Follow these simple steps to create your own custom homemade bookshelves.
First, define your bookshelf space. Is it rectangular or irregular, fitting under stairs or around windows? What types of books or other items will you be storing there? You can browse ideas from the HomeByMe community to get inspiration for your particular space and purpose.
Second, think about your books’ needs. Choose your wood width, the length of your boards, the heights of your shelves. Do you have so many coffee table books that they don’t fit on your coffee table anymore? Incorporate a large shelf specifically for those beauties in your design, and organize your living room!
Finally, you can view it in context. Add it to your HomeByMe project to view it in virtual reality and see exactly how your unique piece of furniture will fit in any room.
Once you’ve finalized your design, you are ready to get your wood and start your woodworking project. By simplifying the process for you, we leave you the time and mental space to explore many different styles of bookshelves and add your unique touch. Think about corner or modular solutions, on-trend ladder bookshelves, freestanding or built-in designs. It’s up to you!
Your first DIY bookshelves project might even inspire you to design more. You might be tempted to create a convenient place to keep all your recipe books in the kitchen, or a floor-to-ceiling library for your whole reading collection. Whatever ideas you have in mind, MakeByMe will help you achieve them.
Ideas for built-in DIY bookshelves
Built-in bookshelves can be custom-made and combined with base cabinets to make more storage space in any room. The trick to a stylish built-in bookcase is to add a header or molding at the top or build the shelving unit right up to the ceiling for a cohesive look.
The MakeByMe tool allows you to design your custom-made bookshelves and will take you through every stage of the construction process, from measuring to building cabinets, adding hardware, and installing shelves. Once you’ve created your design you can shop for materials for your home storage solution, making the whole process simple and convenient.
You’ll find plenty of inspirational ideas for built-in solutions in the MakeByMe community. There are many options for built-in bookshelves, from kitchen island storage and entertainment center bookshelves to sweet, downscaled bookshelves for kids’ rooms. Strategically-placed wicker or linen baskets can keep things tidy. And when you’ve constructed your bookshelves, you can share images to inspire others in return.
How can I make pallet bookshelves?
Using pallets to make bookshelves is a great way to upcycle and create something both functional and stylish at the same time.
The texture of pallets gives a rustic feel that’s perfect for displaying vintage items, plants, candles, and of course books! Pallet bookshelves, with their rustic, farmhouse vibe also look great in a home with a modern interior design.
You might have never considered a DIY bookshelves project before, but the MakeByMe tool makes it possible for you to put your DIY bookshelf ideas into practice. Enjoy experimenting with designs and making your space more functional. And imagine your friends’ faces when you say you built your stylish bookshelves yourself!
Why not create something equally unique to hold these personal items by building your own bookshelves?
Easily design your homemade bookshelves
Try all your design ideas you have in mind
Integrate your DIY bookshelves in your 3D home interior