Bookshelves are a great way to store all of your books in one place and keep them in good condition. However they can be quite expensive, and some of them are very plain looking. To solve this problem we have gathered 15 DIY ideas for bookshelves that you can make yourself at a fraction of the cost.

1. Rope Bridge Bookshelf

Give your books a relaxing home with this fun rope bridge bookshelf. You will need a large plank of wood you can cut into pieces so you can create steps for your bridge. Then drill holes through all of the pieces and feed paracord through them while placing steel washers between the wood to act as spacers. All you need to do now is attach the brackets and install the shelf onto a wall.

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2. Ladder Bookshelf

If you have an old wooden ladder you no longer use, try turning it into a quirky antique looking bookshelf. As ladders are quite long it's perfect if you own a lot of books. To make it lay the ladder horizontally and place brackets on it so that it can be screwed onto the wall. Once the ladder is in place, start placing your books on the shelf.

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