Beautiful Bookcases You Can Make Yourself

Beautiful Bookcases You Can Make Yourself

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Dabney Frake
Apr 26, 2015
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Books are a glorious albatross around the neck of any literature lover. All those hard copies are a pain to move and store, but at the same time, it’s sooooo hard to give them up. If you choose to display all your beautiful burdens, consider making one of these do-able DIY shelving systems.

The “invisible” bookshelf (lead photo above) from Ronja Lotte reportedly took 6 weeks to make, along with 126 metal brackets, 138 dowels, 504 screws, and 2 tubes of glue. But the results are spectacular.

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This copper and wood shelving system from Treasures & Travels is sleek and simple and a nice blend of materials.
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Gwen from The Makerista recently redecorated her friend Laura's living room and, as part of the project, brought someone in to create these remarkable "custom" library shelves, using the IKEA Billy as the base.
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This pipe shelving from English Muffin is less clunky than a lot of the industrial conduit versions out there.
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These white floating shelves were created by the home owner’s father, as seen on Design Sponge. If you are looking for a similar tutorial, check out this one from.
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A simple and modern floating unit from Instructables, with a full tutorial for making your own.
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