Floating Book ShelfSeptember 04, 2010
A stack of books is suspended on my wall! That or else the bookshelf turned invisible. I think its just too cool.
I made this spur-of-the-moment after browsing "instructables". They give instructions for building an invisible book shelf that requires one bracket, glue, and drilling holes in a book. You can see their instructions HERE.
My first thoughts? 1) One bracket is not very sturdy. 2) Why ruin a perfectly good book?
So I created my own reusable-book floating bookshelf.
How to make it:
2 "L" brackets
2 screws and a screwdriver
A few books
Masking tape OR a rubber band
I did not want to screw new holes in m bedroom wall (that is, Dad didn't want me to), so I took down this tiny little shelf between my bedroom door and my closet door. My mom had a collection of little foreign dolls, and this particular shelf was the "leftover" that I was not super fond of. So step one for me: take down the shelf and use those holes for the L brackets.
Screw two L brackets into the wall.
Set a hardboard book on the brackets.
Either use masking tape inside the book or a rubberband outside of it to hold the back cover shut. (I didn't think of masking tape until afterwards-- it would be less easy to remove the book but would also be an "invisible" way of keeping it shut.)
Stack some books ontop so that you can't see the L brackets.
(See the green book? You might recognize that as my Hollow Book Box)
You are finished! If you want, you can add some books standing vertically and other things.