The DIY LED Bibliophile Bookcase

The DIY LED Bibliophile Bookcase

As much as we love our eReaders around here, we are not ready to kiss print books goodbye just yet. For those with a similar fondness for the smell of books, here is a great DIY project that takes the names of your favorite authors and turns them into bookshelves.

An interesting concept formed the foundation of this bookshelf by Instructables user Buvra. The concept of this bookshelf is that it is built on "authors" (just like authors build/support books), the names of authors actually form the shelves that the books rest on.

One of the most important decisions, Buvra had to make in this piece was what font to use, wanting something that was compact with bold glyphs he chose "Impact." Multiple sketches and mockups were integral in getting the design just right. Of course as you probably have noticed, to cut out the names of the authors a CNC machine was used. Lighting is provided by LED lights inside the spine of the bookcase. The bookcase is designed to be mounted directly onto the wall for support, the tan boards shown in the images are used as placeholders.

We love the design of the bookshelf and think it is a great addition to any modern library. The idea behind the bookshelf of using the names of the authors to physically support their work is an interesting one and this project is well executed... now if only we had a CNC machine handy to make our own bookshelf.

Check out the post on Instructables, for the complete instructions.

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(Images: Instructables User Buvra licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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