Bookshelf Door

How to turn a door into a set of shelves

Here’s an awesome idea if you want more shelving in your small space… or if you want to ‘hide’ a private room… or if you just want to have an awesome door you can talk about with guests. Turn a door into a set of shelves! (Or should that read: Turn some shelves into a door!  :) )

Bookshelf Door

This is also a great DIY project for bringing life to a part of your house rarely visited. For instance, if your storage room is located at the end of the hallway, you can give that door an additional purpose by using it as decorative shelving as well. Install wireless LED bookcase lighting and you’ve just made that dull area into a brighter, happier place!

Like this DIY project? Get more ideas by viewing our gallery and learn how to turn your door into a shelf by heading over to the detailed tutorial by BHG below. :)

You’ll need these materials:

  • Solid Core Door (2040 x 820 x 35mm)
  • 2 Pine Shelving Unit Sides (84 x 19 x 1725mm)
  • 7 Pine Shelving Unit Shelves (184 x 19 x 480mm)
  • 6 Pine Lip Beading (12 x 12 x 480mm)
  • 2 Pine Quad Vertical Beading (12 x 12 x 1749mm)
  • 2 Pine Quad Horizontal Beading (12 x 12 x 542mm)
  • 2 Pine Cleats (70 x 19 x 560mm)
  • 2 Pine Quad Back Beading (12 x 12 x 1725mm)
  • White Melamine MDF Shelving Unit Back (1725 x 518 x 3mm)
  • 4 Chrome Broad Butt Hinges (100mm)
  • Assorted Nails and Screws
  • Wood Filler
  • Primer
  • Sealer and Undercoat
  • Acrylic Low Sheen
  • Magnetic Catch

And these tools:

  • Clamps
  • Measuring Tape
  • Combination Square
  • Pencil Marker
  • Circular Saw
  • Chisel
  • Hammer
  • Cordless Drill

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Thanks to Better Homes and Gardens for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

If you liked this, you will also like the DIY Hidden Bookcase Door Tutorial.



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