DIY Bookshelf — At Home In Just 5 Simple Step

DIY Bookshelf

Whether you’re a book lover or not a bookshelf adds a warm feel to your home. A bookshelf works as the perfect place for keeping your books and also as a storage unit for any room. A practical storage solution where space is a constraint. A DIY bookshelf is not difficult to make at all. Just a little planning and time.

Here are some hip ideas to design and craft your own DIY bookshelf:

Bookshelf made of crates


  • 4 or 8 rectangular unfinished wood crates.
  • Paint or varnish as per your choice of color.
  • Wood glue
  • Drill
  • Short screws


  • Take the wood crates and stain them in the desired color and let it dry overnight.
  • Arrange the crates and make sure they fit as you expect.
  • Once the arrangement fits, use wood glue to attach them all to one another.
  • Use binder clips to hold the crates in place while the glue dries.
  • Leave it overnight to dry.
  • Drill holes and use short screws to secure the crates to one another for stability.
  • Your crate bookshelf is ready for use.

Industrial pipe bookshelf

DIY Bookshelf

DIY Bookshelf


Galvanized Piping

– Black Hammered Metal Spray Paint

– 1″ X 6″ X 30″ Pieces of Wood*

– Dark Walnut Stain – Clear Satin Polyurethane

– Elmer’s ProBond Advanced

– Elmer’s Clamping Tape


  • Fix the piping in the following manner.

  • Put together all the piping and tighten it at different angles to get them perfectly level and straight.
  • Once secure spray paint them in the color of your choice.
  • To make a sturdy bookshelf secure them to sttids rather than drywall screws.

  • Take wooden boards to make shelves. Secure the shelves to the metal piping with advanced glue.

  • Let dry to get it fixed properly.
  • Once dry your DIY galvanized piping bookshelf is ready to be used.

These DIY bookshelf ideas can be altered as per your convenience depending on the size you want.

Also Read: DIY Closet System For An Organised Space In Just Few Easy Steps

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