Friday, March 15, 2013

Book Shelfs from Books

What better way to display your books, than to make them into book-book shelves!? This easy project  adds interest to any wall space and leaves your office surfacers clutter free. Here's what you'll need:

Hardcover Books
Measuring tape
One pair of 4” long L brackets
Four 1 ½ “long wood screws
Double-sided foam tape

Here's how you do it:
1. Select four to six books. The thickness of the book will determine how many you will actually use.

2. Screw in one L bracket to wall so it looks like the letter L is sticking out  from the wall. Using a level, screw the other L bracket alongside the first one. The width of the L brackets should be approximately one inch shorter of the end of the corners of the book.

3. Place one small piece of double-sided foam tape on the inside corner of the backside cover. Close the book and press it firmly together. The last page of the book will stick to the back cover creating a pocket.

4. Slide the book onto the L brackets. The L brackets should be between the last page and cover, the pocket.

5. Stack the remaining book on top of the bottom one until the L bracket disappears and add your favorite accessories. 


Karen at said...

Darling! And so brilliant! I want to head to the thrift store right now and get some books and make these :)

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