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An Amazing DIY Gutter Bookshelf

Gutter Bookshelf
DIY Gutter Bookshelf

A Gutter Bookshelf will be a good addition to your child’s room. Need a bookshelf for the little kids? This one would be the perfect idea for a lot of reasons. 🙂

It’s important to foster a lifelong love of reading in your children. There are a lot of reasons for this, but one of the most important is to help them understand the world around them.

As a parent, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, so let’s look at some of the benefits of encouraging your kids to read. Bookshelves are great for encouraging your kids to read.

They create a wonderful atmosphere and they can be decorated in many different ways to personalize them to both you and your children. You can make bookshelves from old vinyl gutters like this one here.

Vinyl gutters are made out of synthetic materials that are more durable. They are also lighter than metal gutters, which makes them easier to install.

Compared to wood shelving, vinyl gutters are safer as they are a softer material – less painful in case the kids trip and hit the shelves! The corners are also protected to get rid of the sharp edges. Plus, they wouldn’t be able to climb these shelves.

DIY Gutter Bookshelf

Gutters can hold the weight of books but not the weight of kids, so you won’t have to worry about the danger of your little ones climbing up and then breaking a bone when you’re not looking!

A vinyl gutter bookshelf is a great way to use vertical space in a small room. The shelf is mounted on a wall and is fashioned from vinyl, then covered with a tempered clear glass panel. Books can be placed in the gutter.

The shelf is great for little ones because the books are safe and there is plenty of room for the child to sit on the bottom shelf and read. The bookshelf is lightweight, which makes it easy to move if you change the location of your books.

It’s also great for being a space-saving bookshelf. This way, the kids have more space to run around and play in the room. 🙂

DIY Gutter Bookshelf
DIY Gutter Bookshelf

Want to encourage your kids to read? Then build this beautiful gutter bookshelf!

You’ll need these materials:

  • Vinyl Gutters
  • End Caps
  • Corner Pieces
  • Screws
  • Carpenter’s Tape

And these tools:

  • Drill
  • Hack Saw
  • Carpenter’s Level

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How to make this gutter bookshelf?

Gathering all the materials needed is a must before you start this DIY Project. Before you start cutting all the vinyl gutters, you need to plan ahead where you will attach them for your kid’s bookshelf.

Mark the part of the wall where you want to put your bookshelf, using carpenter’s tape. This will serve as guide for you as you proceed building your project. After marking, make sure to measure the dimension of the wall where you want your gutter bookshelf to be with.

Then start cutting your vinyl gutters, do it carefully. Once you have cut the vinyl gutters, attach the end caps of the gutter, so with the corner pieces.

Then drill holes on the part of the wall where you want them to be attached. With the use of screws and srew drivers, mount your gutter bookshelf to the wall.

Decorate it with stickers if you want to, then you can start adding your kid’s books.

Thanks to Sunshineontheinside for this great project. You can get the step-by-step instructions here

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