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Updated on Sep 6, 2020. Posted on Jul 5, 2012

25 Awesome DIY Ideas For Bookshelves

These easy and clever bookshelves look so much cooler than anything you can buy from a store. Finding creative ways to display books can be just as alluring as any kind of art.

1. Floating Bracket Bookshelves

2. Box Shelves from Ikea, Connected with Ordinary Office Binder Clips

livethemma.ikea.se / Via remodelista.com

Click here for further instructions.

3. The Wall Bookmark Shelf

sleekidentity.com

You could use a bracket, or buy the one pictured here for $32.

4. Ladder + Wood Bookshelves

buzzfeed.com

Made with 2 ladders and planks of wood.

casahaus.blogspot.com

Or just one ladder will do for a smaller bookshelf.

5. Wallpapered Bookshelves

apartmenttherapy.com

Click here for more details on how to make this yourself.

6. Leather Harness Hanging Bookshelf

rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Available for £89.00 from Rockett St. George. But you could probably also make this with some leather belts.

7. Hollowed-Out TV Bookcase

8. Another Ladder Bookshelf

poetichome.com

Take a ladder apart and hang one side of it on the wall.

9. The Bookend Bookshelf

umbra.com

You can also buy this one in particular here from Umbra.com for $15.

10. Wooden Pallet Bookshelves

11. Another Example of a Wooden Pallet Bookshelf

12. Bookshelf Made from an Old Drawer

olivebites.blogspot.com.es

Click here for the full tutorial.

13. Industrial Pipe Shelving

etsy.com

This one's available for $349 from Etsy, and the seller, Stella Blue Designs, has many variations available.

coolmaterial.com

Pipe shelving can also be easily DIYed.

14. Pipe + Wood Bookshelf

the-brick-house.com

Click here for the instructions.

15. Storage Bench

abeautifulmess.typepad.com

Made from pine wood, metal crates, and casters. Click here for instructions.

16. Rope Bookshelf

scraphacker.com

For more detailed instructions, click here.

projectnursery.com

This one uses drawer pulls. Click here for more instructions.

17. Larger, More Industrial Hanging Rope Bookshelves

theruncible.wordpress.com

View the full tutorial here.

18. Bookshelf from Wooden Cable Spool and Ikea Casters

smalltowncraftfair.blogspot.com

Click here for more instructions.

19. Wine Crate Wall Shelves

designsponge.com

Click here for more elaborate instructions.

20. Magazine Holder Bookshelf

designsponge.com

You can get one of these from Ikea, $9.99 for a set of 2. Get the incredibly simple instructions here.

21. Pegboard Using Colored Pencils and String

karapaslaydesigns.blogspot.com

Not exactly a bookshelf, but books can certainly be incorporated. Full tutorial here.

22. Hanging Fabric Shelves

pennycarnival.typepad.com

You'll need 2 curtain rods, 2 double curtain rod brackets, and some fabric. See the full tutorial here.

23.

ikeahackers.net

Ikea spice racks nailed to the sides of a dresser makes instant display bookshelves. Click here for more details.

24. Stacked Antique Benches

25. Stained Plywood Book Display Case

Via whollykao.com

Just glue some birch plywood together and stain. Click here for the tutorial.

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