Adjustable Shelves

Coordinate your books by building these adjustable shelves!
Organizing books is not always an easy task especially for a slob like me. Some time ago I presented the idea of a Conceal Bookshelf; it was not only practical but also good-looking project. However, this solution can only handle a bundle of my books.

What if you need something with a larger capacity to organize your books by category, colour or preference? Well, there is an excellent key to your organizational success. Ana White my most-liked homemaker, featured Adjustable Shelves so that you could show off your books, journals, framed photos the way you like. The amazing thing about this concept is that you can adjust shelves to make different configurations for heavier and bulkier books.

I’m sure the flexible use of shelves will allow endless storage possibilities. So roll-up your sleeves and build this sturdy construction. After finishing your work feel free to share your experience with us on our fan page.

Ana’s tutorial with, drawings, plans and shopping list for Adjustable Shelves is available here!


What you need:


  • Measuring tape
  • Square
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Kreg Jig™
  • Drill
  • Circular saw
  • Nailer
  • Sande

Supplies / ingredients:

  • 5 – 1×12 @ 8 feet long
  • 4 – 1×2 @ 8 feet long
  • 4 caster wheels and screws for attaching
  • Recommend 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1 1/4″ finish nails
  • 48 shelf pins to match shelf pin hole size (optional)


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