If you’re looking for more storage around the house, these DIY bookshelf tutorials will give you the boost you need to get started! I tried to find a nice variety of different shelving ideas… so whether you’re looking for something super cheap or a wall-leaning ladder shelf, you’ll find it below! Check out all the ideas and let me know which one you’re going to build. You can also check our wooden crate shelf ideas and DIY shelving ideas for more options.
Here are the bookshelf ideas:
Rolling DIY Bookshelf
Source: Cherished Bliss
A bookshelf that MOVES? I think yes! With just some basic woodworking skills, an old kitchen cart, and add a couple of shelves, voila – you have a beautiful rolling bookshelf! Such an easy way to easily change space and decor, too!
DIY Modern Rustic Bookshelf
Source: Rain on a Tin Roof
If you have been looking for a way to add more storage space to your home, you can build a rustic, yet modern bookshelf like this one! It’s simple, has plenty of space, and can be customized to fit your own unique interior and style. Love it!
West Elm Knock-Off Bookshelves
Source: Two Feet First
When in need of more storage without compromising your space, you can build a West Elm inspired bookshelf like this one! It saves you a lot of space while accommodating an immense amount of storage. Plus, it will save you a ton of money as you can build it on your own with this step-by-step tutorial. Get ready to be inspired!
DIY Bookcase With Angled Shelves
When looking for something stylish to decorate that empty plain looking wall in your home, you can’t make a mistake with this angled shelf bookcase! I love how compact this is, and how it would neatly store books, wine bottles, decorations, and even magazines or smaller items too. Such a great idea!
Corner Bookshelf DIY
Source: Kleinworth & Co
Looking for a storage solution? Look no further because here is the perfect project! This corner bookshelf is the ultimate space saver, and it fits any room and style! It not only just stores items, but it looks good while doing it. I am obsessed with this idea!
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DIY Playroom Bookcase Built-Ins
Source: Bless’er House
If you live in a small apartment or have kids and find yourself needing additional storage space, then this bookcase built-in DIY project is perfect for you! Using the $49 IKEA Billy bookcases and some basic woodworking skills, you’ll have yourself a spacious storage bookcase. Check out the step-by-step tutorial to see exactly how it’s done!
DIY Yarn Storage Shelves Using Wooden Crates
Source: Make & Do Crew
Want to organize your things in STYLE? You should check out this DIY yarn storage shelf! Made of only wooden crates, this shelving storage is super easy to build and looks chic. This is such a quick and budget concious project… definitely doable for anyone!
Crates and Reclaimed Pallet Bookshelf
Source: Jen Woodhouse
Looking for a bookshelf for some additional storage space, but realizing how pricey shelves from the store can be? You can build an entire bookshelf on your own using crates and leftover pallets! This is a very easy project thanks to the tutorial, and the step by step with pictures will make the project feel effortless! Love it!
How to Build a DIY Leaning Bookshelf
Source: Fish & Bull
Here’s a stylish and space-saving bookshelf you can build yourself! Using several pine boards (or wooden boards you have at home), you can create decorative storage space like this one. I love how few items you need for this project!
DIY Book Bin
Source: Helen Milan
Are you a book addict with a need for a new place to store all of your favorite reads? Unlike most vertical, wall-leaning bookshelves, this is a horizontal book bin that can accommodate a ton of books and other things you find yourself needing to store! It’s perfect for your bedroom, living room, or the entryway hall!
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Crate Bookshelving Tutorial
Source: Just Call Me Chris
Need new storage space for your little one’s books and games? Easily build a bookshelf out of crates! All you need are a few wooden crates, a bit of free time, and this step-by-step tutorial – and voila! So much storage!
Crate Ladder Bookshelf For Kids
Source: Her Tool Belt
This DIY building a leaning ladder bookshelf and desk all in one is the perfect idea for any kids bedroom. It creates so much space opening up what was once a smaller room, and it looks neat too!
DIY Industrial Cart Bookcase
Source: Shanty 2 Chic
Need some storage space and have an empty wall in your home? Use it to create this chic industrial cart bookcase! While this one requires more time and good woodworking skills, it’s definitely worth it! This is the ultimate storage solution as it can store lots of items and look SO good doing it
How To Build A Modern DIY Bookshelf
Source: Anikas DIY Life
Want a modern bookshelf but short on extra spending money? DIY! It’s easier than you think and it will save you a TON of money. Here’s a 5-step tutorial on how to build an eclectic bookshelf, along with plans and a video for convenience. This is a great project for a beginner!
Minimal Tree Bookshelves
Source: Live Free Creative
Are you looking for a way to store all your books in a smaller space? You definitely need a tree bookshelf like this one! It saves plenty of space as it’s mounted to the wall, it stores so many books or items, and it’s so stylish. Love this one!
DIY Picture Ledge & Bookshelf
Source: In Honor Of Design
If you want a space-saving storage solution, this picture ledge and bookshelf is the one for you! You can display several pictures and store lots of books without taking up any space in your room. A win win all around!
DIY Kids Bookshelf
Source: Angela Marie Made
Need a bookshelf for your nursery or kids room? Make it yourself following this tutorial! This DIY project is perfect for those with some woodworking skills who love crafts and want to create a compact bookshelf without breaking the bank. I absolutely love the turn out!
Chalk Paint Bookshelf Makeover
Source: Liz Marie Blog
Have an old bookshelf in your basement or garage? Turn it into a brand spanking new modern and chic bookshelf just like this one! The makeover process is so simple as it requires only a chalk paint and a bit of free time. It’s as easy as can be, and the end product will look expensive and store bought!
Our Built In Bookshelves
Source: Melissa Lynch
I love book shelves that are mounted to the wall. They don’t take up too much space, they store so much, and they look super neat! This is a larger book shelf, so it will be perfect if you’re looking to take up an entire empty wall
Up-cycled Open Bookshelving
Source: Organized Clutter
Want a new bookshelf without spending a ton of money? Create one on your own! Even if you don’t have any woodworking skills just buy an old bookshelf in a thrift store, and re-design it by following the steps in this tutorial or feel free to customize the way you want to. This is great inspiration for a beginner!
DIY Crate Bookcase
Source: Amy Latta Creations
Have some empty crates at home? Use them to create this stylish bookcase! It’s spacious enough to accommodate books, photos, decorations, and more. Plus, it’s very easy to build and adjustable as you can paint the crates any color to match your interior. I can’t hang out tonight, I’m BOOKED doing this DIY for sure!
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DIY House Frame Bookshelf Plans
House frame bookshelves are trendy, and I am all about it! They look so cute, store so many items, and are such a great space saver. Don’t break the bank buying one of these in shelves…. DIY!
DIY Nesting Boxes
Source: My Creative Days
Have an old bookshelf in your garage or know somebody who does? Use it to create nesting boxes like these! This is such an easy project… all you need to do is add vertical dividers and paint them in the color that fits your home. Perfection!
Ikea Billy Bookcase Hack
Source: Designed Simple
Need additional storage space that you can proudly place in your living room or entrance hall? Now you can create built-ins using IKEA’s Billy bookcases! These will definitely look expensive, and offer plenty of storage space. So chic!
DIY Ladder Bookcase
Source: Handmade Haven
Decor and storage space? Done! Now you can combine both things with this DIY ladder bookcase. No more books under the coffee table or at the dining table. Organize them on this cute and compact bookcase you can place in the corner of your living room!
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Metal Bookshelf Tutorial
Source: Real Happy Place
This is a unique, yet very easy to create bookshelf DIY project. All you need is a metal frame that you can buy in a thrift store… wooden boards, paint, and basic woodworking skills. What you get is a modern, industrial-style bookshelf like this one!
DIY Midcentury Modern Bookshelf
Source: Jaime Costiglio
Add a mid-century touch to your home with this bookshelf. It’s modern, decorative, and can store so many different items. Plus, the tutorial itself offers free plans perfect for beginners. Let’s get to work!
DIY Industrial Pipe Shelving
Source: DIY Candy
The industrial look has definitely been a popular style these days! Save your money and bring it to your home with a pipe shelving like this one! It not only looks decorative but it also provides lots of storage space. What’s not to love about this one?
Small White Bookcase
Photo credit: Katelyn | New Build Farmhouse on Instagram
Looking for a way to store and display your books at the same time? Look no further as this is an absolutely incredible project! No building or woodworking with this one either, just an old used bookshelf you can purchase for a couple of bucks and paint!
Three Sided Bookcase
Photo credit: The Owen Chronicles on Instagram
If you want to build a bookshelf for that empty wall in your home, here’s an idea! This vertical wooden shelf stands up well to a wall and doesn’t take much space. Yet, it accommodates plenty of books and other items to store. I love when I can build something that looks good, and serves purpose!
Photo credit: Pansy on Instagram
Turn that empty wall or pillar into an interesting and chic bookshelf like this one! It’s pretty spacious, yet it doesn’t take up a bunch of room. I loved the inspo in this tutorial with the plants and the clock as decor on this bookshelf!
Reclaimed Wooden Bookcase
Photo credit: Fraser Valley Designs on Instagram
If you are a crafty woodworker looking for your next project, here’s a simple yet amazing one! You can create a compact and cute farmhouse bookshelf like this one that will be such a rustic aesthetic in your home. I absolutely LOVE this DIY!
DIY Scrapwood Bookshelf
Source: Home Made By Carmona
Empty wall and lack of storage space? You need a big bookshelf to decorate and store everything you need! No need to break the bank with this one, as you can use old wooden boards you have at home. Follow the tutorial and create such a rustic bookshelf for SO cheap!
Homemade Bookshelf Tutorial
Source: The Merry Thought
I LOVE the idea of having a storage space that also serves as decor. This scaffolding bookshelf is exactly that! From books to magazines, to toys, to decorations, this bookshelf can store it. At the same time, it looks so chic and stylish that it replaces the unusable (in terms of storage) decorative wall-mount shelves for sure!
Floating Wall Shelves
Need more storage space but don’t have much room? Get inspired with these wall-mount floating shelves! They fit any room and can store various items, from books to plants, to household items like jars, or small kitchen storage items. I think every homeowner definitely needs one of these somewhere!
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Distressed Rustic Wood Bookshelf
Want to build a bookshelf with lots of storage space? Here’s a great idea! This rustic wooden bookshelf offers plenty of storage and has an interesting design that makes it unique. Check it out!
Nursery Bookshelf Natural Pine
If you are looking for a nursery bookshelf, here’s an idea to get you inspired! This minimalistic bookshelf is made of natural pine and a painted bar. It’s very easy to make, looks super cute, and can store so many books for you little one. Love it!
Reclaimed Wood & Metal Bookshelf
When you need extra storage, there’s nothing better than a bookshelf. If you want to save money and do it yourself, here’s some inspo! This RILEY reclaimed wooden bookshelf offers plenty of storage space and fits any style in any home. You will love this idea!
I hope you let your inner book worm shine and found exactly the project to keep you “booked” up and building this season! Don’t forget to check out my free printables and templates! Let me know what you think…
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