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How to build a bookshelf

A simple modern-rustic bookshelf that is easy on your budget and can easily be re-vamped into different heights and lengths.

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12 cinder blocks

12 cinder blocks

Old rags to keep from scratching floor.

Old rags to keep from scratching floor.

Starting to stack.

Starting to stack.

1" slats to make shelf level.

1" slats to make shelf level.

Keep stacking.

Keep stacking.

Add the last three blocks wherever you like on the top. (This helps keep the whole thing steady)

Add the last three blocks wherever you like on the top. (This helps keep the whole thing steady)

Add books and nicknacks!

Add books and nicknacks!

This is the shelf a year later with more books. Yay!

  • 3: 1"x8"x8' white pine board (about $9.50)
  • 12: 8"x8"x16" cinder blocks ($1.46)
  • Books!
  • 1" slats to balance
  • 3: old rags