Make extra shelves for the LIATORP bookcase in 3 steps 

I had a LIATORP bookcase already and wanted a couple of extra shelves for my books. The BERGSHULT is a reasonable match in style to the LIATORP shelf. 

It’s very slightly shorter in depth, but once the books are on the shelf you won’t see it. I’m very happy with my simple hack!

IKEA items used: 
Other materials and tools: 
  • Saw (manual or power saw)
  • Drill
  • Shelf supports

How to make more shelves for LIATORP bookcase

1. Use a LIATORP shelf to mark the exact size on the BERGSHULT shelf and cut it with your saw.

BERGSHULT shelf

2. With a 5mm drill bit expand the holes in the LIATORP sides to fit your shelf supports. I had spare shelf supports from another project, so I used those; but any type of shelf support pins will do.

drill

3. Insert your new shelf. (The towels were to help slide the  bookcase in place, it’s a heavy item!)

liatorp extra shelves
How long and how much did it cost?

2 x BERGSHULT shelves at around €13 per shelf; it took about 20 mins!

What do you like most about the hack?

It was very simple and effective; I got two extra shelves  and made better use of the bookcase.

What was the hardest part about this hack?

Making sure I cut the shelves to exactly the right length and perfectly straight.

What to pay special attention to?

Top tip – use some masking tape on your drill so you don’t drill right through the side of the bookcase by mistake.

~ by Eleanor