Make good use of that empty stairway space and build bookshelves in them!
Make good use of that empty stairway space and build bookshelves in them!

Despite the availability of e-books, a lot of people still opt to buy paperbacks, or hard-bound ones. There’s something satisfying about the smell of a book and being able to actually flip the pages.

My mother is a wide-reader and she somehow influenced us to become booklovers as well. Actually, we still have rows of cabinets full of books in our house, even after donating some to the school library.

This DIY projects is especially useful for homes with very small spaces.
This DIY projects is especially useful for homes with very small spaces.

One of our dilemmas, though, is not having enough space for books. We also know that we won’t stop buying them anytime soon. We were already throwing suggestions here and there, deciding where to place the books. It was when my sister suggested that we make use of the wall beside the staircase. We searched if it is doable and, luckily, it is! Problem solved!

Materials:

  • (11) pine boards 3/4″ thick x 7 1/2″ wide x 96″ long.
  • (72) #6 x 1 5/8″ long wood screws
  • (8) #8 x 2 1/2″ long wood screws

Tools:

  • Cordless circular saw
  • cordless drill with drill bits and phillips bit
  • rafter square
  • measuring tape
  • bevel gauge
  • coping saw
  • a hobby rasp
  • clamps
  • profile gauge
  • sand paper
  • wood glue
  • wood stain and sealer
  •  saw horses to work on

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Thanks to CHARLESCRANFORD for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…