Floating bookshelf

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Project by Grandson_Of_Rue posted 01-10-2010 05:14 AM 1797 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the idea for this out of a catalog that sold something similar but it had a metal backbone, was smaller and they wanted $175 for it. I made this for let than $20 out of a single piece of mahogany and used walnut stain. Mounted to a stud this thing will support my weight (6’1”; 240). If you load books on every shelf it gives the impression they are simply floating on the wall. I envisioned several of these but ideas change. Simple construction and very effective.

You can alter the design all you like as you can see I added two small platforms for wife’s nick nacks and candles.

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 05:19 AM

vary nice looking

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 06:21 AM

Looks good to me, What did you use for joints? Pocket screws? BTW, Welcome to LJ!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 07:18 AM

Wow! I haven’t seen anything like this before. Very nice.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 07:40 PM

nice design… i’m also curious as to the joinery, as well as where you were able to find that much mahogany for only $20??

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