Refurbish an Old Bookshelf
It's sometimes difficult to say goodbye to a beloved piece of furniture—no matter how weathered—so skip the fond farewell by refurbishing an old but cherished bookcase. Whether it needs stripping and sanding, a layer of lacquer, or a fresh coat of paint, a worn bookcase can be made as good as new with a little effort.
Pipe Fitting Bookshelf
Suspended Rope Shelf
Grand Piano Bookshelf
Simple cuts of wood and rope work in concert to form a flexible DIY bookcase. Add or remove blocks to create a perfect fit for any space. Consider painting a few of the blocks for a trendier twist on this already modern shelving project.
Some DIY projects take your eyes by surprise. Wood crutches—or a wood A-frame ladder—can be transformed into a rustic and airy DIY bookcase with the addition of shelving boards, readily available at any home improvement store or lumberyard.
Corner Plumbing Pipe Shelf
The old and cumbersome wooden ladders of yesteryear have been all but completely replaced by today's lightweight aluminum and fiberglass versions. Give a wood ladder a second life as a DIY bookcase by mounting it sideways on a wall.
Shipping Pallet Shelf
Use shipping pallets as the primary construction material in your DIY bookcase. Once you've assessed the quality and integrity of your individual pallets, begin the straightforward task of attaching horizontal shelves to the pallets' slats. Be sure to mount the pallets using drywall anchors for maximum steadfastness against the wall.
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