Summary: A new use for your old and useless books…
Do you have any old books lying around the house? Perhaps you might be thinking that the old books and textbooks you have are so boring and outdated, that there’s no better way to get rid of them than to just chuck them into the garbage can. After all, no one’s going to read them, you can’t sell them on eBay for much, and they take up a lot of space.
But wait, don’t throw them out just yet. Your useless books might just be a valuable, recyclable commodity that you can use to create your own useful items. Like furniture. Or maybe other household items. And that’s what this post is all about.
By the time you finish reading this article, you’ll be inspired to create all your household items out of unused books. Let’s have a look at this amazing collection of 20 creative book furniture designs…
01. THE ULTIMATE BOOK DESK FURNITURE PIECE
If you have a heavy ton of books at your disposal, like what this library has, you may want to take all of them and turn them into a convenient book desk. Just lay them out, and then place a well-cut piece of glass on top and you have a professional-looking front-desk that’s usually made of wood, but now is made of books.
02. CREATIVE BOOK COFFEE TABLE DESIGN
Here’s a simple coffee table that can be made with a fewer number of books. By arranging the books in a circular design, it allows you to create a round coffee table that you can place your coffee cup on.
03. INNOVATIVE POETIC BOOK POTS FOR PLANTS
Another piece of household item found in many homes is the plant pot. People normally like to keep small potted plants around the house as it provides a breath of fresh air. Here’s an idea in which old books have been turned into poetic pots for plants.
04. THE AWESOME BOOK SHELF MADE FROM BOOKS
Here is something made with books, for books. It’s the book book shelf. This book shelf made with books adds to the look of the empty wall is a completely unique way. You can now put your books on top of other books.
05. COOL BOOK VASES FOR PUTTING MORE FLOWERS
Whether the flowers you keep in your home are real or fake, you’ll need some nice vases to go along with them. Here’s another way to turn your old books into furniture. You don’t have to use the whole book. You can cut it out and shape it precisely like a vase.
06. UNIQUE CIRCULAR ROUND BOOK CUBICLE
Do you need to create some special private space in your house that functions as a home office working cubicle? Perhaps you might be interested in using your old books to create this special circular partition to give yourself a mini room.
(via Miler Lagos)
07. SPECIAL BOOK DESK FURNITURE DESIGN
One of the things you definitely need in a home would be a desk for you to do your writing on. Here is a specially made desk design that’s been put together using a collection of old books.
08. LARGE SIZED BOOK CHAIR FOR COZY SITTING
It’s not too hard to position the books to create for yourself a cozy book chair that you can relax and read from. Here’s one way to design your book chair, including placement for resting your arms.
09. WHEELED BOOK CHAIR FOR EASY MOVING
Here’s another chair design made using books, though with some wooden structure behind for reinforcement. This chair comes with wheels too, so you can move yourself by gliding along the ground if you are too lazy to walk.
10. BOOK BOOKCASE FOR BOOK LOVERS
I like this one, especially considering that the books used to create this book bookcase make this piece of furniture seem much more trendy and colorful. It’s not built too precisely either, so it looks very fun.
11. VINTAGE MINI BOOKSHELF FROM BOOKS
Another small book case or shelf. This one is a bit smaller. The look is more rigid and vintage with the old fashioned books though. This might be the look you are trying to achieve.
12. CLASSIC PROPER WALL BOOK BOOKSHELF
This wall hanging bookshelf is different from the one you saw previously in that it is shaped more like how normal wall bookshelves are built. Except that this one is made by putting and sticking books together.
13. THE MODERN BOOK BED FOR THE BEDROOM
This book bed brings a whole new meaning to being a book lover. Not only do you love reading, but you love it so much that you tell your friends that you sleep on top of your books every night. Wow…
(via Wilson Kelsey Design)
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Christmas Trees can be an unnecessarily expensive spend every year. Why not just use what you have instead to build your own Christmas Tree instead of going out and buying a plastic one.
15. THE HOME CLEANING BOOK BROOM
You need to sweep the floor and get your house neat and tidy but you just broke your last broom from excessive use. What do you do? Take an old unused book and turn it into a broom. You can really turn books into anything.
16. THE CLEVER BOOK SAFE OR SIMPLE BOOK BOX
You’ll need some room for storage. A box for putting things into perhaps. Or maybe a book that has been repurposed into a small box for putting tiny things. Use it as a book safe as well to keep your valuable things. No one will think of looking inside that book for your Rolex watch.
17. COOL AND NEAT BOOK RUG FOR FLOOR DECOR
It’s a good idea to use a big rug to add to the look of your living room. But who uses rugs anymore nowadays. They’re just too mainstream. Instead why not use a specially repurposed book rug like this one.
18. CLEVER REPURPOSED BOOK HEADBOARDS
You’ll need to have a good headboard for your bed in order to make it look nice. If you’re on a budget and can’t afford a bed with headboard, your options are using paint to create the image of a headboard, or you can recycle old used books into one.
19. ELEGANT AND NIFTY BOOK CHANDELIER DESIGNS
Chandeliers add a touch of class and elegance to any home. They’re normally seen in the homes of the upper class, but you can create your own chandeliers too by repurposing books to acquire the needed look.
20. THE TIME TELLING BOOK CLOCK
We talked about word clocks in a previous article, but this adds a different dimension to the term. You take take your books, and turn them into clocks, providing you with a time piece that blends in with the decor. It’s a good idea.