How to make levitating (invisible) bookshelf (on the wall) - easy DIY project
141 DIY Bookshelf Plans & Ideas to Organize Your Homesteading Books
For true book lovers, books are life—the source of all that is good in our existence. Which means we spend far too long contemplating book management, a process that starts with buying a lot of bookshelves and ends with books piled on the floor, on the kitchen counters, on the bed, and everywhere else. First step: Make use of your air rights. Have you hit the ceiling yet? If not, go get another shelf of some sort, and place it on top of the books up there.
Talk about spineless: the new trend in home decor is backward-looking — literally. Back in October, design blog Apartment Therapy shared one of these backwards bookshelves on its Instagram account, with advice for emulating the look. Another silly American idea, you might be thinking, like compressing marshmallows into a jar and calling it sandwich spread, or teasing Kim Jong-un about his nuclear capability. A little extreme, perhaps. Organising them by colour so that shelves resemble a rainbow is cheerful, LGBTQ-friendly and, for those of us with visual memories, an excellent way to remember whether Sarah Waters is closer to Donna Tartt or Kate Atkinson. A pile of Cameron on Cameron remainders?
While poking around on Pinterest, I came across an adorable-looking setup from Real Simple that was created by using old books and brackets to make individual shelves. Totally charmed by the simple yet stylish idea, I decided to try it for myself. However, I also happened to notice a second method on Pinterest that used old books as shelves once again. But instead of attaching them to the wall using brackets, this version used thin pieces of wood to secure the books to the wall and rope for suspension. Before I started, my first issue was trying to track down books that were not only attractive enough to have on display as shelves but also ones that I was willing to essentially ruin thanks to the fact that I would be drilling into each book. But I consoled myself with the notion that I was saving these books from a lonely, forgotten fate and was in fact giving them a second chance at life. Overly dramatic?
Directions: 1. Mark spots on the books to drill your holes. This should be at least 1 centimeter away from the spine or edge of the book. Clamp or firmly grasp the end that you are not drilling on a steady surface. The corner you are drilling will hang off the edge of the surface youa re working on.
Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. My previous two shelves from the introduction were free books that my public library was trying to get rid of. Use a book you don't mind never reading again. Measure the half way point, make a mark, set down your bracket, draw an outline, measure again, cut out a hole deep enough that the bracket will set flush.