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Here is a shelf made of books. I basically did a combination of this Instructable... http://www.instructables.com/id/60-minute-bookcase/?comments=all#C90X3L0F7DWO3EF

and this one...
http://www.instructables.com/id/Invisible-Book-Shelf/

Enjoy!

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
I was in a thrift store looking at some older books from the late 60's to late 70's... I saw some old Reader's Digest 3 books in 1 books with some nice colors on the cover. There were also some niceold encyclopedias.

Choose however many books you think you might need(depending on the project). Each book is a side of the shelf. They must be hard back and consider the thickness of the books as well.

You will also need the supplies from the http://www.instructables.com/id/Invisible-Book-Shelf/(hot glue gun, wood scews, "L" brackets, screw driver or drill and a sharp knife.
 
cody272 years ago
Very creative, i may be using this in the future.
SantaB (author) 3 years ago
I just realized the last comment got left with a secondary instructable account I didn't even knew I had. Wow... lol
mrsohtobe3 years ago
Here is a link for the shelves we made. One difference - we didn't ruin any books in the making of the shelves. We hung the L brackets up and then slid the first book on - held it closed with a thick rubber band and then stacked the remaining books on top. :D

http://mrsohtobe.blogspot.com/2011/07/tobey-and-floating-books.html
8ntfrogn4 years ago
I would like to see a photo of the multiple shelves straight on.
I think it's a fabulous idea. Great job.
I actually had to take these down to put a recessed shelf in (see my other 'able). But I do plan a revamp of my office as soon as I can get to it. I hope to incorporate these again as well as a few better implementations, better ideas. I may post another 'able.