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Monday, February 8, 2010

How To: Gutter Bookshelves

This project was so easy, I don't even think a "how to" is necessary. But here is a quick version of what we did!

First, we measured the length under the window. Then Adam used his hand saw to cut the gutter to the right length.



Next, we put on the end caps and the special gutter brackets (you can find both these things with the gutters at Home Depot or Lowes). Then using our level, we marked the 2 holes for drilling and drilled.


Then we just screwed on the gutter! It was seriously that easy. I think it took us about 10 minutes total, including cleaning up the gutter after it had been sitting in the basement for a year.

3 comments:

Stacy said...

i really like this idea! especially because it is a good way to utilize space. i would have thought gutters had sharp edges... cool!

Katie Bug said...

You have some great children's books. I love Molly Lou Melon! The gutter bookshelves are such a wonderful idea, but I didn't think it would work in our daughter's room because we put a chair rail in there. I never thought of putting one shelf under her window. That would work perfectly!

Nicole said...

ok, i REALLY want to do that.... but where... i think i want one in every room--then you can pick up a book everywhere!!!! (don't worry, I'm half way kidding. just one will do.)