DIY Home Library Ideas

DIY Home Library Ideas


If you’re lucky enough to have two floors of living space, why not make bookshelves out of your stairs? You can make them out of the stairs themselves, mount bookshelves along the wall adjacent to the stairs, or use the space under the stairs for book storage.

Floating Shelves

Grab some simple L brackets (2 per shelf you want to create) and screw them into the wall. Place your books on top, and voila! If you want to make the L brackets invisible, you can screw them into the inside of a book, but that means destroying a book (which I’m not a fan of).


Use one or two ladders (positioned right-side-up or up-side-down) to create a bookshelf by laying planks of wood across the rungs. You can also mount a ladder on the wall against the corner of a room and store your books between the now vertical rungs.

Belts & Rope

Lastly, you can use belts or rope to connect wood planks and create hanging bookshelves. Simply find a few belts (or the rope of your choice) and some worn wood planks. Nail the belts into the sides and under the plank(s) (depending on how many shelves you want), and nail your belt straps to the wall!

Belts & Rope

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