DIY Book Bins: From A Little Tricky To Super Easy

DIY Book Bins: From A Little Tricky To Super Easy

Alison Gerber
Nov 24, 2014
(Image credit: Lay Baby Lay)

Ever come home from the library and think, "If only we had a place to corral all this stuff?" Or wish upon a star for a magic helper to get the books down where little hands can reach them? Wish no longer! Here are five book bins that are low cost, and easy to DIY.

1. DIY Book Bin from Lay Baby Lay

Difficulty: 3/5

You'll need: common board, edged-glued board, jigsaw, brass screws, drill, measuring tape, chalk/pencil, paint for design, paintbrush.

(Image credit: Just The Bees Knees)

2. DIY Rolling Book Basket by Just The Bees Knees

Difficulty: 2/5

You'll need: Wood board, stain, castors, basket

(Image credit: IKEA Hackers)

3. Little Library on IKEA Hackers

Difficulty: 2/5

You'll need: IKEA shelf brackets, chipboard/wood

(Image credit: Dej Lig Heder)

4. Reclaimed Plant Stand on Dej Lig Heder

Difficulty: 1/5

You'll need: plant stand, paint

This book bin could also be made using a drawer + a set of four screw-on legs!

(Image credit: Looney Bin Trading Co)

5. Rolling Crate from Looney Bin Trading Co on Etsy

Difficulty: 1/5

You'll need: vintage crate/box, sandpaper, castor wheels

Not a DIY, but not too hard to figure out: find a vintage crate, make sure it's nice and smooth, and screw on the wheels!

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