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Save on Space by Turning a Bookcase Into a Desk! Here's How!

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A couple of years ago we decided our son was in need of a desk in his room but we were a bit short on space. So I took his existing bookcase and converted it to a desk while still keeping the shelves available for books and other storage. It was so easy to do! ~Vanessa
Time: 2 Days Cost: $40 Difficulty: Medium
What started out as a basic bookcase is transformed into a functional desk.
My son absolutely loved his new desk and a plain second-hand chair was given a new look with a coat of red paint.

To see more: http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2011/06/diy-bookcase-turned-desk-and-featured.html

  • Gail Salminen
    Gail Salminen Canada
    on Feb 8, 2013

    @At The Picket Fence - briliant idea! You have created a classic piece for your son's room. Sounds like a very economical project as well. Verrrry nice! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Sharon @ mrs. hines class
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class Spring, TX
    on Feb 8, 2013

    I LOVE this project!

  • Sharon @ mrs. hines class
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class Spring, TX
    on Feb 8, 2013

    Is there a link with the tutorial? I'm specifically wondering how you attached the wood to the book shelf.

  • At The Picket Fence
    At The Picket Fence Florence, KY
    on Feb 8, 2013

    I don't have a link because I did this so long ago Sharon it wasn't even on the blog! LOL! All I did was leave one of the shelves in at the right height and attached the wood for the desk to the shelf using wood glue. I'm going to go back in and add that to the tutorial! Thanks!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Feb 8, 2013

    WOW!!! Totally brilliant!

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