I suppose I've also been seeing these Ikea-spice rack hacks too for a while, but they would be much too small to fit much of anything. We have a lot of books. In fact, the only things I couldn't find storage for after the move are our remaining six totes full of books. I have dreams about full-wall built-in bookcases and comfy leather seats in front of a fire. But not for this house.
The hunt was on. Target had something, but it wasn't long enough. Ikea had something, but for how many I had in mind, it would have been over $100. Here's my solution.
I went to Lowe's and bought several 1"x2"x6' pieces of wood. You need three pieces for each shelf you would like to make. By buying the cheapest grade wood, I only spent around $36 for all my panels, but given the choice to do it again I would maybe buy a slightly better grade just because the sanding portion isn't as nice with the white wood.
After sanding, I used the Paddle Bits to drill some holes for the screws before screwing all pieces together. After they were screwed together, I used wood putty to fill the holes then painted them in the same white that I've been using on my trim.
I just drilled them right to the studs and I'm so happy how they turned out!
Unfortunately, all these bookcases only hold about 25% of her books, you can see the rest in her closet, but it makes a great display!