Bookshelf made from books

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16 Responses to “Bookshelf made from books”

  1. Jack Holmes says:

    Yo dawg I heard you like books

  2. My attempt to create a spice rack based on similar principles has meet with little success so far.

  3. lknope says:

    That looks awesome but I could never do it.  All those books would be taunting me because I wouldn’t be able to read them or even browse through them.

  4. EH says:

    Horizontal configuration…too much bookshelf?

  5. Wcgorg Inter says:

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    Derby ..

  6. Mister44 says:

    It looks cool, it is cool, but man, you’re already hanging, what, 15? 20lb? on that poor wall. And if you added more books on the shelf, it’s another 15-20lb. One would have to make sure to attach it to the studs well.

    The one suggestion I have, is on the ends have a book stick UP to act as  – uh – book ends. Literally. I love puns! I didn’t even mean to do that.

    • travtastic says:

      Actually I’d bet it’s a lot more weight than that. That’s about a file box worth of books, so I’d put it at more like 35-40 pounds. If I was going to make one of those, I’d probably hollow them out.

      Edit: I weighed some of my books on a shipping scale, and came out around 1.4 pounds average for ones about that size/volume.

  7. Deidzoeb says:

    Less weight, less building materials and more room for books on the wall if you have a few hardcover books tipped sideways to form the shelf, maybe with a few smaller books beneath to brace them.

  8. Sergei says:


    Now make it super-freaky by putting exactly the same books *on* the shelf.

  9. I’m dabbling with a similar concept — a kind of culinary art project — I want to construct a bowl for my famous clam chowder out of some kind of food product. I’ve tried meat and fruit with very little success. I think I’ve run out of ideas…

  10. Rose Queen says:

    Jim Rosenau of This Into That ( has been doing this for years, and using fewer books for each shelf, which makes them much lighter.

  11. Snig says:

    This would be a great place to store your unused planks and brackets. 

  12. Paul Renault says:

    Wow!  This’ll be perfect for storing my wood!

  13. bkad says:

    Cool! Though, the problem with these ‘re-use the junk books’ projects is they confuse those of us who judge people by the books they have around.

  14. Vincent Reynolds says:

    This will be perfect for storing my Kindle!

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