The Magical Floating Book Shelf

$4.00
20 Minutes
Easy

Create the illusion of books floating on the wall with the floating book shelf. All you need is a hardback book, an L bracket, a utility knife, some glue and some screws. The book sits flush against the wall and the bracket is screwed into a wall stud so it is extremely sturdy and able to carry a whole stack of books. Check out the inspiration and how to video on my blog.
The floating stack of books.
The shelf is hung and ready for a stack.
The L bracket is installed and ready to be hung.

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2 questions
  • Janice Peterson
    on Sep 3, 2016

    how did you secure the L brace into the book?

    • Thegreenworkbench
      on Sep 3, 2016

      I clamped the pages of the book down and screwed in the L brace through the pages. I then glued the cover shut.

    • TheRealAudreyParker
      on Oct 14, 2016

      Put a command strip on the inside cover to keep the book closed on the bracket.

    • Faerywitchy
      on Feb 10, 2017

      I plan on making this shelf - but using two brackets ( to each end ) and hollowing out the middle of the support 'book' to make a secret compartment

  • Virginia Smith Markel
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Are the rest of the books just sitting on the base book freely

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