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This photo from the Selby reminded us of the flexibility of bookshelves made from wooden crates. Stacked in a staircase-style configuration and paired with clustered artwork, these shelves tread the line between unruliness and artful order. We love it...

A few things to keep in mind if you want to make your own crate bookshelves:

  • Over time, the crates can shift and sag. Crate clamps will keep them in place.

  • You many need to reinforce the corners of the crates with angle or corner braces.

  • Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make these types of shelves.

Check out Tracy and Michelle McCormick's Home on the Selby for more inspiration and ideas.