Which should you do? Save money, buy a particle board bookshelf, put it together, and watch as it breaks down over the years? Or should you invest a bit more and buy the materials to make a sturdy bookshelf that will hold up for a lifetime? Oh, you say that you have no way to make a bookshelf, so you’ll have to go with the cheap, particle board deal? Let me correct you on that: a garden timber bookshelf is made in minutes, requires no tools, is suitable for nearly any room, and will last a lifetime.
A garden timber seems as though it would be one of those things that would require a saw and other power tools to turn it into a bookshelf. However, when that bookshelf is on the floor, none of those things are necessary. Go to the local lumber yard and buy a single garden timber to create a bookshelf for your home.
A garden timber is available in a couple of different sizes, such as 8 ft and 12 ft. Choose the size that comes closest to fitting the baseboard area of one of your walls. If the timber is too long, have it cut where you purchased it; they likely won’t charge you at all. Primer and paint the timber or leave it in its unfinished state. Since the timbers are available in colors of light to dark brown, you’ll have no trouble getting one to blend in with other wooden things in the room.
It might be challenging to get the timber out of your vehicle, and into the house, but once it’s there, you’re all set. All you have to do to turn it into a bookshelf is to set it on the floor, and scoot it near the baseboard, staying a few inches away from it. The space between the garden timber and the baseboard can be used to stand books upright. But you can also set books on top of the timber, point their bottom corners between the timber and the baseboard, and run them down the length of the bookshelf.
Make a pink, white, or blue bookshelf in a baby’s room or use the timber as it is for a natural look in a bedroom. Make the bookshelf short, medium, or long, and then get your books on it. You’ll love how useful it is, how easy it is to “build”, and how cool it looks in just about any room.