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    These aren't your average IKEA bookcases. Created by new independent designers and small companies who like to experiment with unconventional materials, every item on this list is something you probably won't come across in your friends' homes.

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    • Jordana Mondrow

      A brilliant modular bookcase made up of stackable wood boxes that are first used to move books, then turned into the bookshelf to hold the books! More photos below:

    • Dta .

      Using boxes for book shelves = super smart! Probably very cheap. Can be painted or replaced easily. Since each box is only holding a few, there shouldn't be too much stress on them. I LOVE this idea.

    • Sarah Zuvanich

      Using boxes for book shelves. Probably very cheap. Can be painted or replaced easily. Love the wall of bookshelves

    • Flo

      Book cases turned bookshelves. One cool wall. #interior #bookshelves

    • The Mustard Seed Bookshop

      Using boxes for book shelves = super smart! We love this idea!

    • mingmarsheen

      i1 | BrickBox | Bookself and bookcase modular design shelves

    • The Beauty Load

      Book shelves interior

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