DIY Bookshelf Ledges. First, I would like to tell you about the books I wanted to display on the shelves. I had purchased these amazing baby books from the Polka dot print shop.
If you are a new momma, or already have kiddos these books are great for capturing little moments as your children grow. They have multiple types of books for your journey in motherhood.
If you are currently pregnant, they have a “bump” book to keep track of your pregnancy. Once, your little one is born they have a baby book, toddler book, and birthday book. They also come in gorgeous colors and designs, and you can personalize them with your child’s name.
Alright, enough about the books, I know that is not why you came to this post, so onto the bookshelves.
I had two books for each boy and I wanted a bookshelf to display them in each of the boys’ rooms. Instead of spending money on a pricey bookshelf and not get exactly what I wanted, we decided to make a bookshelf with some supplies we had.
List of Supplies
First, we needed to cut the wood to the length that we wanted the shelves. It needed to be long enough for both of the books to sit on it. We decided to cut the length of the wood at two feet.
Next, we used the Kreg jig to drill holes in the bottom piece, so we could hide the screws from view. We added some wood glue to make sure the piece was held together.
Then, we glued the front piece on and used a finishing nail to ensure not to split the wood.
Lastly, we used some stain we already had to give the bookshelf a little color. And hung the bookshelves on the wall.
This is a super easy and inexpensive way to make a bookshelf. There are also so many ways to decorate the shelf. You could display books, picture frames, little potted plants, the possibilities are endless. There are about 2 inches of space to place items on the shelf.
I hope you enjoyed these DIY bookshelf ledges. If you try out this DIY, please leave your project in the comment area.
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This is a super cute idea and the instructions are easy to follow! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it:)
The ledge bookshelf you made looks good! I have always wanted one like that. I bookmarked your post, so I can come back here and get the information on the items that will be needed to make. 🙂
That’s wonderful! I hope you share it when you finish your project. I would love to see how it turned out!!
I love this shelf, I want to go home and make 2 or 3 now.
You definitely should!! I would love to see it and how you would decorate it:) I honestly might make another one just to style it differently haha
These are darling! I love how they have a “lip” so things don’t slide off the shelf. Also, great color.
thanks dear! The lip allows you to lean anything in there. That is my go-to color.
Hey, I like the way everything is described in the article, rustic shelves and also tables are great for the house decor. Looks stylish 🙂
Thanks for the love!! It is so wonderful to hear such kind words.
Cute little shelf. I really like the color (is that Dark Walnut?) and that you really made it sturdy with those pocket screws. Perfect instructions. Great job. 🙂
Thank you! It is espresso, but dark walnut is another favorite of mine. My hubby likes using his tools so he wanted to add the pocket screws which didn’t hurt.
This is great! I’ve been brainstorming some new ideas for redecorating and these shelves would be perfect!
Glad you enjoyed it! If you do create your own I would love to see the finished project!!
OMG… I love how simple and easy this DIY shelf is! I could use this for so many different things. It came out super nice!
Thank you!! It is super easy to make and so versatile!!
I’m all in on learning new crafts. I’ve just recently started learning the bouncy lettering. lol
Oh I’m intrigued, what is bouncy lettering?
This is cool and seems really easy to make. Nice choice for the stain, it looks warm and homey. Those books are a great idea as well and I will definitely get them once I get kids haha!
Thank you!! The books are super special and a great memory tracker
Thanks for the easy steps. This seems pretty simple for my husband to do LOL. THanks
Haha gotta love handy hubbys!!
These ideas are great! I love how you dedicated time for these!
Thanks for the love!!
It’s surprising how easy this is! I will try it. Thanks for your easy to follow instructions!
So super easy and can be used to display anything that could fit in there.
Oh wow! Great! It looks so good!! Well done!!
Oh thank you!! Reapply appreciate your kind words:)
Cool. Thank you for sharing this DIY post. I shall share this with my father. He is interested in making bookshelves.
That’s awesome I hope he enjoys it and makes one!!
This is a cool idea. I’ve been wanting to redecorate my home office ♥️
Oh such a great idea for an office.
Great idea! My youngest son has a small room with very little wall space. This would be perfect in his room!
I think they would be great little shelves for their favorite books they like to read. Such a great idea!
I love this idea! It’s something that is very doable even for the the non-diyer. It’s simple, looks great and is very practical.
Thank you for those kind words, it is super easy. The shelf could be used to hold anything which makes it very practical.
Looks great. The shelves really are easy to make especially with the jig that you might be able to rent depending on where you live.
Thank you and that’s a great idea! My husband just likes adding to his tool collection so we always buy the tools we need or raid my dad’s garage.