Salvage Expressions

Repurposing lends itself to innovation.

Repurposing lends itself to innovation. And few things lend themselves to being the products of repurposed objects more than bookshelves. Their simple, utilitarian function in a space — a shelf and an end — makes way for infinite possibilities. They’re the chameleon of any living space, not demanding too much attention but, once noticed, are quite cool.

Whether your preferred aesthetic be modern or eclectic, these ideas for building your own DIY bookshelf will add a unique flavor to any room. Dumpster diving has never been so in vogue.

1. Desk Drawers // 2. Shutters // 3. Piano // 4. Ladder // 5. Shipping Crates // 6. Drawer