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  • Bothell, WA

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 floating stack of books.
The shelf is hung and ready for a stack.
The shelf is hung and ready for a stack.
The L bracket is installed and ready to be hung.
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.

    • Becci
      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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  • Jod25918353
    on Mar 8, 2018

    1. thank you so much for answering. I saw this late one nite and couldn't remember where. I searched and searched I should of just stopped and asked. My cookbook collection will love it. Thank you again for answering you saved me a lot of time and money!!
  • Virginia Smith Markel
    on Jan 9, 2019

    I want to to does this , i have the heating right beside my be and i have limited space

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