Cast levitation level 7 on your books!

Step 1: What You'll Need

Good sized "L" Bracket
Carpet Knife
Small wood screws (of the flat headed variety)
Large wood screws
Tape Measure or Ruler
A Stack of Books for Weight

A friend at work gave me a stack of Stephen King books that were collecting dust in his garage. My previous two shelves from the introduction were free books that my public library was trying to get rid of.
Use a book you don't mind never reading again.

easy to follow, and after the first one its clockwork. i made a zipper like format. good space saver too!
<p>Looks pretty nice! Great inspiration. </p><p>Now looking in my bookshelf for what books to sacrifice..</p>
<p>I can't believe how many books one can squeeze in there without it looking cluttered. Good job!</p>
This is definitely the most attractive arrangement of shelves, and I've got just the space to copy it! 8)
That looks FANTASTIC!!
&nbsp;Here's a pic of the one I made. I liked the way the books look standing up, kinda defeats the purpose but oh well..
I like the books sitting upright just as well as I like them stacked. Unless you're implementing this idea because you really need more storage space for books, it's a nice way to display a favorite item or two - even to use for no other purpose than to create &quot;artwork&quot; for an empty wall. Probably does need a book or two no matter what its purpose, to maintain the &quot;theme&quot; inspired by the &quot;book&quot; shelf. ;-) <br>I have to comment again on Polymathism's staggered zipper design, too; it's also a very attractive example of mixing it up a bit, by adding a single rather dramatic piece on the uppermost shelf. I love where both of you went with the idea almost as much as I love the instructable!
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&nbsp;no, i like the way you have the books set upwards!&nbsp;
Project of the day! Woot!
Hi everyone,<br /> I'd like to thank for this great instructable!<br /> <br /> I was planning to do my bookshelf for about 6 months. When I finally got to round to it, it took me about an hour or two.<br /> <br /> I used an old calendar notebook with metal binding on the side so I can hang my earing collection&nbsp;:)<br /> <br /> Thanks again!
Nice mod!
You've just inspired me. Wow, I love how you used the spiral notebook to make it more &quot;fun&quot;ctional!<br />
How cool is that!&nbsp; Wow!<br />
Here is the one I built. I did it with two brackets and it turned out great. Awesome instructable!<br /> <br /> <br />
Way kool! Thanx for sharing this one! Here's mine:
Wonderful idea!!! And very good explained.
Are all those books stacked on the one "shelf" or do you have a lot of books connected to the wall and just filled the gaps? If so, how many are connected to the wall?
This is how it should be done, with lots of books, attached lower to the ground. Like this, it's subtle, looking almost as though the books are stacked on the ground, until one inspects further. Good job Artista. With a stack of 6 books in the middle of the wall, it's too 'Disneyland'. People might scratch their heads at it, but in the end of the day you have a stack of 6 books that you don't care about sticking out of your wall.
That looks so good.
Here's my attempt. I used some nice, gilded, leatherbound editions of the Homeric epics with just god-awful, rhyming English verse translations. I couldn't stand ever reading them, besides I have better translations and I know ancient Greek anyway, so I don't even need them! HA! In your face, publisher. On to the project, I didn't have a drill, so I couldn't put pilot holes in the pages, but I found that simply placing the screw that holds the pages together more into the center of the page instead of toward the corner, I got less "wrinkle" on the sides. There was still a lot of wrinkle on the edge of the pages, but that faces the wall anyway so there's no problem there. All in all, not a bad first attempt. In fact, this is the first project I'd done with instructables.com. On the plus side, most of my literature is heroic prose or poetry, so the shelves match their contents. Don't ask me why I mounted them like that. Shoulda done the red one a little higher. Awesome Instructable!
My first instructable! Most excellent!
Thanks a lot for this great instructable! The directions and pictures were very clear. Here are pics of my shelf:
Great Instructable! Here's mine. A possible modification would be to make the shelf book a "secret compartment" or hollow book!
i read this one, decided i needed some decorations, and went to town on it. simple, effect is great. thanks for this!
Hunter S. Thompson, nice. Good instructable btw I plan on doing it.
Dude, not to be mean but the books in your pictures are way to high. I would sugest making it about eye level. Unless your just realy tall.. Btw, GREAT instructable!
<p>i went to the thrift shop and bought some books that had pretty covers but quite frankly will never be read (DanBrown? please!)<br><br>my plan is to run them up and down in rows but with gaps to place my Upper Song and Han dynasty pottery, collector's plates, etc. with any luck, it will look like a solid wall of books with niches holding my modest collection of interesting objets d'art.</p>
<p>btw, i was concerned about the books bending over time, so i bought smaller (2-hole) brackets and i'll use two per book.</p>
<p>Fantastic space saver.</p>
This was a great instructable. I am not what you'd call &quot;handy&quot; but I put four shelves together after practicing on one old hardback. I really like how it turned out in our bedroom, and the wife loves the theme.
<p>This is such a great idea! If only I had books that were big enough!</p>
Researched a lot of options for this &quot;look.&quot; Liked this instructable the best. Happy with the results!
My version. Thanks for the idea and guidance on the how-to!
<p>that looks awesome. Good for a Harry Potter theme library!</p>
Great Job! I cant wait to try to do this myself.
<p>Looks really awesome. Although I don't think bookshelves are that ugly looking.</p>
<p>This is genius!!</p>
<p>Or, connect the bracket to the wall via a remotely switched electromagnet and switch it off when people walk up to look at it closely.... :)</p>
<p>Ahhahahahahahahahahah! Oh yes! +1... I'm almost tempted.... the look on hubby's face! Now, to get him out of the house for three days, so I can carve up the wall... ;-)</p>
<p>Is there a way to make this work without putting holes in the wall? I rent so I cannot use nails - will it support the weight of the books if you use a 3M hook on the part of the L-bracket that goes on the wall? Or is there another way to do it that is not permanent on the walls? Thanks</p>
I use two of the 3M sticky things and it works pretty well.
<p>Making multiples of these? Check out your local thrift stores for bottom books. There are many you can pick up for $0.25 to $0.50.</p>
<p>I need to have this. Great decor idea.. Thanks !</p>
<p>I like this bookshelf, but can you please make a one that you can put and remove books in</p>
<p>My small apartment will benefit from this idea. Merci.</p>
<p>ahahahhaa, this is simply too clever! </p>
<p>I wonder if this would work with CD's??</p>
<p>This instructable is awesome! gonna try today wait for my pic.</p>
<p>I have found some very convincing fake book boxes at TJ Maxx, and thing they would be cool to use for the base book. No sacrificing a real book and a hidden compartment. I know making a book with a compartment is more in the DIY spirit of the site, but you know.</p>

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