About Wooden Stairs as Bookshelving
Using wooden stairs as bookshelves can provide a great way to store books. They are a great way to recycle and can even add an artistic look to a room if they're brought in from another location. Bookshelves can also built directly into stairs. Here's a brief look at the ways to use wooden stairs as bookshelves.
Shelves Built Into Wooden Stairs
There can be a great deal of unused space underneath stairs. Especially if you have a set of stairs in the middle of one living area going into another living area, and if you can see underneath those wooden stairs. Adding shelves is easy and requires only a few pieces of wood cut the right width and screwed into the sides of each step. Smaller books will be able to be put on the shelf vertically but larger books won't fit and will need to be laid flat.
Recycling Wooden Stairs as Book Shelves
Old wooden stairs can be stripped, re-stained and moved to another room to use as a book shelf. It may also be necessary to cut down the stairs so there aren't so many. Place the old stairs in the corner of a room against two walls. Secure the stairs to the wall. Use the stairs to store books and place attractive baskets (or plastic buckets in a kid's room) underneath for more storage options. Recycling wooden stairs as book shelves works better in larger rooms.
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