DIY: Gutter Bookshelves

Items needed:

  • Vinyl rain gutters – Our rain gutter shelves are all 5 feet or 2 1/2 feet long and the gutters come in 10 foot lengths.
  • Brackets for the rain gutters – I used either 2 or 3 brackets per 5 feet of shelving depending on how much use I thought the shelf would get.
  • End caps for the rain gutters. Be sure to get the appropriate number of right and left end caps.
  • Wood screws that will fit through the hole in the brackets.
  • Hack saw
  • Sand paper
  • Sharpie marker
  • Tape measure
  • Drill
  • Level
  • Marking pencil
  • Stud finder – unless you are good at the whole hammer tap/listening thing
1. Spray paint the gutters...all sides(except back) I used one car to spray whole gutter, ends, and brackets!
1. Decide the length that you want your shelf to be. Measure and mark this length on the shelf with the Sharpie.
2. Cut the rain gutter with the hack saw

3. Decide where you want to put the shelves and find and mark the studs.

4. Determine the height that you want the top of the shelf to be and mark that point on one of the studs that will be close to the end of the shelf

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Rachel said...

Those came out super cute. The bright colors are really fun! Jennifer just emailed me about these and I'm so glad she did. I would love to link to them if you didn't mind.

Janet said...

these are awesome. Great idea and I will be making these as well...so cool