Floating Bookshelves

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About: I am a landscaper and own a company called The Friendly Plant. We specialize in landscaping and designer outdoor living spaces. My designs often include something that we have to fabricate... The stuff I co...

I welded up steel sub-frames in order to provide a very firm and rigid foundation for my shelves.

I then clad the frames with wood. The end result is a set of very attractive and durable shelves without any vertical supports - they appear to float.

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    scobu

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Cool, looks like cable tray for data cable. How did you cover the metal with wood?

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    craigdnscobu

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Scobu,

    I'm glad you like it.

    I cut the wood to to size and added a small trim to the front in order to make the shelves look thicker.

    The weight of the wood hold the shelves in place really well and there was no need for any additional mounting brackets.

    The shelves have plenty of space to conceal cables or ribbon lighting.