Roundup: 10 Modern Bookshelf Projects

Roundup: 10 Modern Bookshelf Projects

Here's a little secret all woodworkers know: most bookshelves are easily replicated--even without a schematic. It's true. Some paper, a pencil and a tape measure is really all you need to get a grasp on any bookshelf you might want to knock off. This roundup does include links to some how-tos, but for others...get that pencil ready!   

A trip to the plumbing department is a good place to start to make a pipe bookshelf like this one:

These staggered shelves give a sculptural backdrop to the things displayed upon them. Click here for instructions.

How to Build Modern Wooden Shelves

Perfect for those unused corners is this Lorna Corner shelf by William Feeney.

corner shelf Take Advantage of Unused Corners in Your Home : Lorna Corner Shelf

Another fabulous way to make use of that empty corner space is with floating corner shelves.  Click here to see how it was made.

We still have a love affair with pallets--no matter what people say. Using them as a bookshelf (& bike rack) makes me <3 them even more.

 Are you a fan of the invisible bookshelf? Here's instructions on how to me one.


created at: 2009-06-25

Curblier Craig mocked up a prototype for this Pisa bookshelf. Click here for the details.

The Family Handyman's instructions for a Leaning Tower of Shelves is spot on. How do I know? My sweetie and I made one.

Here's another leaner. Great for skinny spaces.

created at: 03/20/2012

And another...that's even skinnier. Perfect in multiples!

Wooden book shelf design with the narrow dimension and natural color will make us enjoy reading book there





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Ben on Jun 28, 2012:

There's also the Mikado from the french company "Compagnie". I made one myself and it's quite an easy DIY moder bookshelf : http://bpepermans.com/2012/04/04/letagere-mikado-fabrication-maison/

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