DIY Shelf From Faux Vintage Books
Hello to all vintage book lovers! Today we are going to make a unique piece of furniture, a wall shelf from 3 old books! Bonus: we are NOT going to harm any treasured vintage books ...
We will print out vintage book covers and glue them onto these books. I will include these vintage book covers and spines at the end for you to download!
Library book sales or thrift stores are great places to find old books. You can even use 3 of the same books, since we will turn them into faux vintage books later!
Mark the 3 books using the piece of 1x4, cut the pages with a box cutter or Xacto knife so the wood fits inside the cavity.
Brush the wood with glue or modpodge, on both sides. Close the books carefully.
Print and glue on the printable vintage covers: Wizard of OZ, Alice in Wonderland, and Grimms Fairy Tales, my favorites!
We made the corbels from 2x8 wood. Template for you to download as well!
Screw the shelf to the corbel, attch hangers at the back, and we have a super sturdy and unique ledge shelf!
To see more details of each step, such as the best kind of hangers to use, and to download the vintage book covers, visit the link below!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published January 20th, 2016 11:17 PM
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