Transform Your Home with a Trendy and Simple Bookcase DIY

When it comes to bookcases, they can tell a lot about a person's style and taste. Are you a traditionalist with an intricate bookcase filled with books, or are you a busy mom with a cluttered bookcase filled with toys and tableware? Or perhaps you're a party animal with a bookcase crowded with bottles for "special occasions"? Alternatively, you could be a trendsetter with a simple, minimalistic bookcase that displays the latest decor trends.

If you're looking to join the trendsetters, I got you covered! In this article, I share how to DIY a minimalistic bookcase.


  1. Start by assembling the four bookcases and attaching them to each other on the side using a mounting kit. Make sure to let this dry for a while.
  2. Next, thicken the planks with extra custom planks. Use them for both the inner and outer shelves, depending on how you want to arrange the closet in terms of shelves. After that, attach these shelves with a mounting kit and let them dry again. Use special clamps to allow the wood to adhere properly.
  3. Later, fix a plinth to the bottom of the bookcase to give it a sleeker look. Fill in all the holes and cracks with a special sealant.
  4. Finally, sand, degrease, prime, and paint the whole cabinet. Rebeca used a wood paint called Spider Mum by Vestingh Paint for her bookcase.
  5. Let the paint dry completely before using the bookcase.

And that's it! You now have a trendy, minimalistic bookcase that will impress your guests and display your latest decor trends.

Hope this DIY inspires you to build your own minimalistic bookcase!



  • Three BILLY bookcases, white, 40x28x202 cm each
  • One BILLY bookcase, white, 80x28x202 cm
  • Extra custom planks for thickening the shelves
  • Mounting kit
  • Sander
  • Sandpaper
  • Fill kit
  • Wood paint (choose the color you like; Rebeca used Spider Mum by Vestingh Paint)
  • Degreaser
  • Putty knife
  • Clamps

To make the shelves bigger, put an extra shelf on top of all shelves. You need to have the measurements of the smaller shelves and the wider ones. It depends on how you arrange the closet in terms of shelves.

CREATOR: Rebecca

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