How To: Make Your Own Invisible Bookshelf

without ruining a book

When Apartment Therapy posted in the past about making your own invisible bookshelves here and here, one common concern of our readers was that it inevitably destroys a book. But this version at blog MayDecember Home spares the book and keeps the look...

At MayDecember Home, invisible shelves are made using the same L-brackets as the other how-to's we've seen. However, there's one simple difference: the brackets aren't screwed into a book to create the shelf, the brackets are the shelf. Sure, this means you can see the brackets if you get down and look from the underside. But that's the price you pay to prevent destroying a book!

What do you think, is it worth it to save a book? Or would you destroy a book (albeit one that's obsolete) to be sure the brackets don't show?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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