Hanging Bookshelf

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Project by ErikF posted 05-07-2012 02:08 AM 3760 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a bookshelf for the bedroom but didn’t want it taking up floor space. I built a little hanging magazine rack for my coffee table and figured I would apply the same idea to a bookshelf (cut a board at 35 degrees and mount one half of it to the wall and the other half would be part of the frame.

I am happy with the way it turned out and very happy about the figure that showed on my shelf boards as soon as I started planing them down from the rough cuts. The frame is santos mahogany, shelves are maple, and the shelf supports are birch.

-- Power to the people.

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#1 posted 05-07-2012 04:36 AM

I like this a lot. Very unique style and nice selection of woods.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 12:43 PM

I agree with bake, very unique look. I like it.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 02:20 PM

Striking and beautiful. How did you join the shelf supports to the upright pieces?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 02:23 PM

Cool! Less wood, more space. Like it lots…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 05-07-2012 02:32 PM

I joined the shelf supports to the frame with 3 inch wood screws…wanted to make sure that it would be a sturdy shelf.

-- Power to the people.

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#6 posted 05-07-2012 02:49 PM

Thank you Erik.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#7 posted 05-07-2012 04:07 PM

Very nice! I like the style! Thanks for posting it.

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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#8 posted 05-08-2012 01:17 AM

That looks really nice, the Maple shelves look finished perfectly.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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