DIY Bookshelf Plans & Ideas to Organize Your Homesteading BooksThe basic concept can be modified to create any size shelf system needed. One of the goals of this Instructable is to avoid the unnecessary overbuilding that I frequently see on this site, and that I see every day working in the residential construction industry. Many of the building methods we in the US use today are horribly wasteful despite the advances that have been made in materials science and structural engineering, because most people in the residential building industry, from architects and engineers to carpenters, are mired in tradition, doing things a certain way "because that is how it has always been done", rather than consulting the best available science, or even questioning their own assumptions about "the right way to do it". I don't intend to knock tradition, either. Many of the tricks, techniques, and tools that I use daily are definitely "old-school", but seem to have been forgotten. Thanks to my father for introducing me to this style of shelving, and who built a particularly fine example using stained fir 2x4s and 2x12s, black washers, and brass acorn nuts which is at least 25 years old and still in use.
Shelf Life: 10 Bookcases You Can Make Yourself
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.
Have an old wooden ladder in that shed that's no longer being put to use? You could have yourself a free bookshelf with just a few nails and hammer. Flipping the ladder on its side, it acts as a horizontal shelf, whereby the two side poles support the books, and the rungs act as built-in bookends. The older the wood, the better. This will surely transform any room into a vintage-classic space.
Recently I decided to get rid of my books, moving most of my collection into banker's boxes and stacking them in the office closet and the garage. Eventually I will move those along to a library that'll take them, or give them away as door prizes, or maybe send some to be scanned, digitized, and pulped.
the big book of catholic customs and traditions
Pipe Fitting Bookshelf
Bookshelves are not only decorative, they are often necessary. If you have loads of books or even if you have only a few and want to display them nicely, we have a great collection of 25 DIY bookshelves that you can build in very little time. Others are knock-offs, another DIY that we love.
Any bibliophile knows that storing your books is almost as much of an obsession as reading them. DIY bookshelves are an easy project, and you can build a bookcase yourself for a lot less than you can buy one. And quickly too -- in half a day, or less, on a weekend. DIY design ideas abound on the web, so there is no lack of guidance on how to build bookshelves. Keep in mind some design considerations when building a DIY bookcase. A general purpose bookshelf should be 10 - 12 inches deep.