Floating Shelves

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


A friend sent me a link to floating bookshelves as a joke... and I bought them. They are awesome! They are tiny little L-shaped pieces of metal that you can't even see once they're up. You put the back cover of the bottom book under the bottom of the shelf and it clips into a tiny lip on the shelf. Voila floating books!

(The corner before the shelves)

(The corner after the shelves)

They hold up to 15 lbs. of books and I actually have a tiny bit of space on my bedside table again!

Photos by moi.

10 comments:

Lilly said...

I think everyone should have one (or two) of these! It's on my organizational Christmas list.

Avid Reader said...

I know! It was hard to limit myself to only two, but any higher and I couldn't have reached the books.

Carrie said...

I really love those - and didn't realize how affordable they are! I need to get me some. :)

the NEO-traditionalist said...

How tricky! I love them! After all, a room simply can't have enough books : ) XO Katie

emmegailsbookshelf said...

I need some of these!

Belle said...

I love these! I need to get some - trying to think of a spare wall to hang them on ...

claire said...

Those look fun! Although I can't help the scaredy feeling I get looking at them, as if they might suddenly fall. Lol.

Avid Reader said...

Trust me, I had the same concern Claire. But we made sure to hang them directly in the middle of a stud. Also, because the back cover clips into the back of the shelf, it somehow helps hold the books' weight that way. I don't understand quite how it works, but I know it does.

Jenners said...

Super Cool! Books as art!

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

Magic!