Unusual DIY Diagonal Bookshelf

This diagonal bookshelf is an excellent upgrade to the typical bookshelf.
This diagonal bookshelf is an excellent upgrade to the typical bookshelf.

Making your own furniture is immensely satisfying. There’s something special about being able to see the product of your own hard work and effort. This particular project is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face: a diagonal bookshelf. This bookshelf is unique because it’s not the typical rectangular shape. It’s diagonal, which makes it stand out and adds a bit of extra interest.

We love seeing the creative, charming, and interesting ways that readers integrate bookshelves into their homes. It’s always so fascinating to see how people use bookshelves to reflect their personal style and taste. Whether it’s a cozy nook filled with your favourite reads or a grandiose library with floor-to-ceiling shelves, bookshelves can really make a space feel like your own. We love seeing how our readers make bookshelves such an integral and personal part of their homes.

When it comes to displaying books, the sky is the limit in terms of creativity. Why settle for a boring old bookshelf when you can have something out of the ordinary? There are so many fun and unique ways to showcase your books, and doing so can make reading all the more enjoyable.

This modern DIY bookshelf project is a great way to give an old, boring bookshelf a total upgrade. The sleek, contemporary look is sure to draw the interest of anyone who sees it. Plus, it’s easy to do yourself with just a few simple materials. So why not give it a try?

Beautiful aesthetics and great function - what more can you ask for?
Beautiful aesthetics and great function – what more can you ask for?

This beautiful, handcrafted diagonal bookshelf is both visually appealing and functional. A furniture piece like this is a must-have for any home. You’re going to have to put your woodworking skills into practice but the finished product is totally worth it. This diagonal bookshelf is the perfect way to display your favourite books, photos, and knick-knacks. It’s also a great conversation starter, so be prepared to get compliments from your guests!

What you’ll need to build a diagonal bookshelf?


  • Wooden boards
  • L brackets
  • Wood screws
  • Black paint
  • Dry wood spackle


  • Sandpaper
  • Small rolling paintbrush
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Table saw
  • Chop saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Oscillating saw


Before starting your own diagonal bookshelf, you should first determine the size of the bookshelf that you want to build. The size of the bookshelf will depend on the number of books that you want to store on it. You should also take into account the size of the room in which you plan to put the bookshelf.

Type of books

When considering the size of your bookshelf, you should also take into account the type of books you will be storing. This will determine the size of the diagonal compartment for your books. For example, if you plan on storing large hardcover books, you will need a larger diagonal compartment than if you were storing smaller paperback books. Keep this in mind when choosing the size of your bookshelf.


Before embarking on your diagonal bookshelf project, it is important to decide where you will put it once it is complete. If you are planning on putting it in the living room, make sure to measure the space and ensure that you have enough room. If you are putting it in your own room, consider where it will look best and how it will impact the flow of your room.

If you want the bookshelf to be a focal point in the room, you should build it to be larger. If you have limited space, you may want to consider a smaller bookshelf. Once you have decided on a location, you can begin planning your project.

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