As you might already know, we moved recently.
I went looking for an economical bookcase solution for my hundreds of cookbooks waiting to be unpacked from the garage. I wanted to fit them under the countertop of the bar area.
Searching and searching, nothing seemed to fit the bill.
Then I remembered the old board and concrete block system I used during my college days.
As I did back then, I assembled these custom-made bookshelves for my library of cookbooks without any tools or Allen wrenches. Voila! A cut-rate bookcase, DIY, with easily available materials!
Can a masonry-block bookcase ever be attractive? I think so.
(8) 4 x 8 x 16 masonry blocks ($1.48 ea.) = $11.84
(6) 9.8" x 47.8" shelving ($7.76 ea.) = $46.56
1 qt. can Behr pure white paint = $10.46
1 paint brush = $4.97
Total: $73.83 (tax not included)
The cost of having my cookbooks within arms reach? Priceless!