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.

Top Hometalk Projects

32 Space Saving Storage Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
31 Super Cute & Easy DIY Ideas For Your Kitchen
3 Absolutely Adorable Ways To Display Your Plants
Hometalk's Top 10 Spookiest Halloween Picks Of 2017
15 Amazing Projects To Help Make Your Home Look Fabulous
These Clever Ideas Will Help You With Spring Cleaning
Get Ready For The Baseball Season With These Great Projects
18 Adorable Container Garden Ideas To Copy This Spring
15 Clever Repurposing Ideas That Will Add Some Creativity to Your Home
15 Fun Things You Can Make Using Your Cricut
15 Kitchen DIY Ideas That Will Come In Handy
Everything Red For Canada Day
13 DIY Projects That Scream Canada
15 Genius Hacks to Keep Pests Away
These Bathroom Makeovers Might Inspire You To Update Your Own
Thegreenworkbench

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Janice Peterson
    on Sep 3, 2016

    how did you secure the L brace into the book?

    • 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

Join the conversation

2 of 24 comments
Your comment...