Shedding Some Light: Backlit Bookshelves

Whereas it seems to be generally agreed upon that simple bookshelves that let the books stand out are preferred, apparently, book organization is quite the controversial topic. While taking other opinions into account can be a good thing, having fun with design and doing what you like is ultimately what matters. Getting back to the actual bookshelf, I recently came across this fine example of a backlit shelving unit that I would love to use as inspiration in my home office.

Replacing the back of a simple shelf with some semi-opaque plastic and wall mounted track lighting seems like a relatively simple project. Does anyone have experience doing this on their own?

Via: workshop/apd

(Image: workshop/apd)