We live in a small house so we don’t have the luxury of wasted space and definitely have to get creative with storage options. We installed this Forward Facing Bookshelf in my kids’ room to put to use that awkward space behind the door and absolutely love it!
You can get the basic idea of how to make these shelves here. Feel free to visit my site if you need more detailed instructions.
We measured and cut aluminum tracks to fit in the space behind the door and screwed it in place.
After cutting the baseboard to size, notches were cut out to accommodate the screws.
Insert notched baseboard molding into the aluminum track and drill small pilot holes into the top of the aluminum tracking for the nails.
Insert tacks to secure molding.
Repeat steps for subsequent shelves until space is filled.
You’re now ready to add books for your kids to see and enjoy! We store the bulk of our books in the kids’ playroom and routinely switch out the forward-facing ones in their room based on seasons, holidays, and interests. We’ve had these Forward Facing Bookshelves for the last 5 years and haven’t had a single problem but you might want to use caution if you know your kid is a climber! Follow the link below for more detailed instructions.