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DIY Bookshelf Door

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We decided to make our downstairs closet into a bookshelf door. I've seen these around on pinterest, and was excited when we finally decided to pull the trigger on this project. This particular closet is really long and narrow, which is a good fit for a book shelf door, since the shelving takes away space in your actual closet.
Time: 3 Days Difficulty: Moderate
  • diy bookshelf door, doors, shelving ideas, storage ideas
  • diy bookshelf door, doors, shelving ideas, storage ideas
We bought a solid core door and used a circular saw and jig saw to cut the door out.
  • diy bookshelf door, doors, shelving ideas, storage ideas
We decided to make the shelves depth approximately 8"(this includes 3/4 plywood backing) and heights of 14" and 11.4" for the shelves Whatever you decide for your depth and heights of shelves be aware of how much space you have to work with in the closet and the closet frame, don't forget about how thick the wood is.
  • diy bookshelf door, doors, shelving ideas, storage ideas
We added a door knob and extra hinges to keep it sturdy. We LOOVE the door! It's been installed for 9+ months and we've had zero problems with it.
  • diy bookshelf door, doors, shelving ideas, storage ideas
For full details and pictures please visit the blog link below.
  • diy bookshelf door, doors, shelving ideas, storage ideas

To see more: http://gingerandthehuth.com/2015/01/diy-bookshelf-closet/

  • Wowhavs
    Wowhavs Westcliffe, CO

    Maybe piano hinges, so they aren't so prominent?

  • Joan
    Joan Spring Hill, TN

    Well that's an awesome idea!

  • Karen Lynne Goodwin-Gillard

    wont everything fall out of the shelf when you open the door

  • Bernice H
    Bernice H Woodburn, OR

    This looks great! Thanks for sharing a super idea!

  • Nikki Washington

    Because mine is small, I actually would use it the other way around to provide extra storage in the closet.

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