The Easiest Bookshelves You Can Imagine !
My kids love books . From early in the morning to late at night they sink their little heads into some incredible books . They are just tiny little ones, but they are interested in all kinds. I wanted to give them a space in their room where I can showcase their books. It’s another scraps of wood project , but one that is extra special and super easy ! Follow along for one of the easiest ways to make some bookshelves .
Step 1: measure and cut your wood My plan was to make 3 bookshelves total . Each bookshelf consisted of 3 pieces of wood. I made all my three pieces 26 inches long . Two of the pieces were 3.5 inches wide and 3/4 ‘s of an inch thick ! Pictured above are the pieces of wood I cut that are already 26 inches long and 3.5 inches wide . Those will consist of the base and back of the shelves.
The smallest piece that makes up the lip of the bookshelf ( front part) is 1.5 inches wide and 3/4’s of an inch thick. Once you have your wood cut you are basically good to go on putting them together!
Step 2: Assemble the three pieces of wood together .
The 2 pieces of wood that are the same measurement ( 3.5 inches wide) will lay horizontally on top of each other to form an L . The smallest piece will go at the front of the L to form the lip where the book bottoms will lean on. Look at the above image for reference . I used titebond wood glue to assemble and clamped them overnight to get that sturdy fit !
Step 3: Add extra stability with brad nails and sand to beautify !
After letting the wood glue dry overnight , remove the clamps and add more stability to your shelves using small brad nails . Sand to get that nice soft finish .
Step 4: Stain and Seal the boards . I used semi transparent Natural 209 by mini wax.
Step 5: Put up your shelves ! Make sure you use a stud finder and level. I used regular Star Flat head wood screws to install my shelves.
Once I installed my shelves where I wanted them and spaced out perfectly ,I started to add the books. This is the second time I worked on shelves and this time I dedicated these shelves and this area to their most favorite books💕 Hope you enjoyed ! Take a look at the next pictures to see their favorite types of books to read . I love them too✨
This project didn’t cost me a dollar because I used scraps and I already had the tools! You can definitely do this project on a budget . I hope you enjoyed !