DIY: $20 = More Book Storage

I love children’s books. And there’s nothing like giving books. Somehow it makes you feel good. I think most people would agree and that’s why my son has TONS of books now to choose from. And for every occasion, holiday or just because, they keep coming. I can’t complain but I can find a better way to accommodate.

PN reader Annie recently inquired about Griffin’s cool and ever so accommodating bookcase.  Unfortunately, it’s a DIY project that’s a little more intensive than I have time for these days and same for Annie. But after a detailed web search, Annie uncovered the $20 DIY kids’ bookshelf made by Fawn of Frugal Home Design.

Materials required

4-6 foot 1×3 (or longer for desired length)
2-6 foot 1×2 (or longer for desired length)
Wood Glue
Nails / Nail Gun if available
3″ screws / anchors if needed
Optional: A nice guy from Home Depot to cut the wood to your desired length before leaving the store!

Brilliant! Doesn’t it look super easy? (I envision my nursery floating bookshelves running all the way up and across a good portion of the wall or between two walls on a 90 degree angle). Visit the Frugal Home Design for the full DIY project details. And thank you Annie!


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    What I like best about these shelves are that they don’t take up sq footage, and they display the covers of the books so the children can see them! Great idea.

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    If you are not able to make this, you can buy it at IKEA.
    They selling picture ledge which looks like this..from $9.99 (21 5/8″ length) to $19.99 (72 7/8″)

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