Kids' bookcases come in many shapes and sizes. They can be purchased from most furniture or home improvement stores for a very reasonable price, or you can build one yourself to add value to your home. Building your own kids bookcase is a great project for the whole family and can be a fun project to do with young children. If you are new to building things, this is a great project to take on for the whole family.
The kid's bookshelf I built was for my little niece, Brandy. She was only three at the time, so I made her bookcase out of two boards that I found at a local craft store. These boards were not long enough so I used some cardstock to make a bookmark organizer. Then, we cut two more boards to make four smaller ones for placing her books in. Finally, we put all of her books on one board and her laptop on the other.
Brandy's kids bookshelf sits in the corner of her room. She has her laptop on one side of the bookcase and her other books on the other side. We usually use plastic milk crates as bookcases, because they are much easier to assemble than the wood versions. We have also had success with using the same color of milk crate as the wall of the kid's bookshelf, making it look much neater.
The first step to building your kid's bookshelf is to find all of the books that you will be putting in the bookcase. One reviewer suggested that you start by going to your local library and taking a walk through the stacks. This will help you determine what books you need to get. This is an especially valuable suggestion if you plan on putting several young children in the bookcase at once. For example, if you have two boys in the house, you may want to choose between reading nooks or just stacked bookcases for each boy.
The second step in assembling your children's bookshelf is to set aside some time. It is helpful to sit down and take a look at the bookshelf with you. This will give you a good idea of how many shelves you will need to accommodate your library. Another good idea is to write down what you need to build in the bookcase. This may include things like a ladder, a coat hanger, or a plastic milk crate. If you do not use a stool to reach the top shelf, the best bet is to just set the bookcase on the ground and use a stool to get to the top shelves.
You can either get bookshelf plans or purchase a bookcase building kit. Some people prefer to make their own bookcase because it allows them more flexibility. They can add extra shelves or even paint it in a favorite color. If you already have a bookcase sitting around the house, you can use a bookcase plan to create a functional bookcase for your home. You do not have to be an experienced builder to do this, but if you are handy with tools, you can certainly get the job done.
If you are not quite sure about building your kid's bookshelf, you may want to look around online for ideas. There are literally hundreds of different bookcase plans you can choose from. It would be a good idea to take a look at some plans that include instructions. This will help you have a better idea of how to go about building your kid's bookshelf.
Building your kid's bookshelf is something any parent can easily do. The process only takes a few hours and the end result can provide years of educational fun for your kids. Your kids will love having a new, creative bookcase in their room and you will enjoy building one yourself.