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This Sliding-Door Bookshelf Is What Nerd Dreams Are Made Of. Here’s How To Make One!

I’m an enormous nerd, and I have more books in my house than shelves, so I’m always looking for a solution.

I’ve always dreamed of having a fancy bookshelf that was the center of attention in any room. If you’re like me, though, you know that good solid bookshelves are expensive. Like, really expensive.

That means I’ve got to stick to my IKEA shelves for now, but if you’re way more handy than I am, builder John Malecki has the perfect DIY project. Building your own sliding door bookshelf couldn’t be easier with these instructions.

Since he’s using reclaimed wood, the first step is to remove the nails and cut it to size.

Since he's using reclaimed wood, the first step is to remove the nails and cut it to size.

Screenshot Youtube / John Malecki

Then, he glues pieces together that will form the top, bottom, and back, and sets them using a vice.

Then, he glues pieces together that will form the top, bottom, and back, and sets them using a vice.

Screenshot Youtube / John Malecki

Once the pieces are secure, it’s time to begin fitting them together.

Once the pieces are secure, it's time to begin fitting them together.

Screenshot Youtube / John Malecki

A nail gun is needed to attach the heavy wood back to the shelf.

A nail gun is needed to attach the heavy wood back to the shelf.

Screenshot Youtube / John Malecki

Finally, he measures and begins attaching the barn door hardware.

Finally, he measures and begins attaching the barn door hardware.

Screenshot Youtube / John Malecki

Want to see the amazing final product or find out how to make this beauty yourself? Check out the video below.

Youtube / John Malecki

I’m gonna need about ten of these, if that’s okay. What do you think of this DIY bookshelf? Let us know in the comments.

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