Threaded Rod Shelving

On Sunday I found myself in Home Depot jacked up on espresso and looking for a project for the day.   Why not build a bookcase using threaded rods?  I had seen the idea before at a friends apt. who built a much larger unit for his vinyl collection.  For my version I wanted to see just how cheaply I could make one that would house my old cameras.  In the end I spent $32.03 with tax on a 3′ W x 3′ H x 7.25″D fully adjustable bookcase made out of pine and metal.

Parts list:

  • 4 Threaded Rods (zinc) 36″ x 3/8″
  • 1 pack of 25 3/8″ washers
  • 1 pack of 25 3/8″ hex nuts
  • 2 1″x 8″ x 6′ Pine Boards (I would have gotten just one 12′ long board if I could fit it in my car )


  1. Josh says:

    How does this fix to the wall?

    • admin says:

      It just sits on the floor. You would need some pretty heavy-duty anchors in the wall to hold up the weight of the threaded rods.