Floating Shelves With Bookends

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Most floating shelves are used for books. This is why we are seeing so many cool designs that are currently being available in the market. Unlike conventional book shelves, floating book shelves give a modern feel to the home. If you are looking to buy a book floating book shelf, check out the following 10 cool designs below.

#1: Floating shelf made of books

This floating book floating shelf was created because the creators did not want to waste a bunch of good books they received as presents. Hence, the not-tom.com team created a floating shelf made up of book. This is a very interesting concept: a shelf made of books that is meant to store books.

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Floating bookshelves serve a dual purpose, offering storage (and display) opportunities while adding a decorative note to otherwise featureless spaces. Here are some favorites from the Remodelista Architect Designer Directory. Choose from floating shelves, bracketed shelves, double-tiered shelves, thin picture ledges and shelves with sides that double as bookends for extra functionality. We?ve found American artisans who make unique, modern shelves and picture ledges using timeless techniques and sustainable materials.

You can create similar effects by using this invisible bookshelf that you can easily buy from Amazon at very affordable prices.

#2: Floating bookends


This is a clever concept that use bookends as floating bookshelves. The name of this creation is called the Flybrary. By making the bookends to hold only a single book, it transforms into a floating shelf bookends. Clever and very unique.

#3: Curved floating bookshelf

A rather unique curved floating shelf for books. You can staggered a few of these on your wall to create a visually powerful design that will draw the attention of your visitors.

#4: Grass floating bookshelf

For those who want more greenery in their homes, this grass floating shelf for books should be what you need. I have never seen a similar design anywhere so the only place you can buy it is from www.mocha.uk.com.

#5: Tree floating bookshelf

Another design that is related to nature. This tree floating shelf not only looks unique but has plenty of storage room for you to place lots of books on top of it.

Floating Wall Shelves For Books

#6: Sleek floating bookshelf

A thin and sleek floating bookshelves that can be used at both office or at home. Their U shapes allow these bookshelves to hold quite a bit of books.

#7: TEEbooks by Mauro Canfori

Floating Shelves With Bookends

This design is called the TEEbooks by Mauro Canfori. Probably due to the way the shape of the floating shelves look like the letter T when you look from the sideways.

#8: Sexy Bookshelf by Arunkumar Francis

A playful floating bookshelf design that plays on the word “SEX”. The designer is known for his unusual design styles and his piece is definitely another one of his brainchild. Great for folks who likes a sense of playfulness in their homes.

#9: Bookworm bookshelf

Known as the bookworm, this floating bookshelf has the ability to be shaped into many different things according to your design. It can be made into a single big loop or it can be many small loops. I have one of these at home and it never failed to draw praises from my visitors.

#10: Plumber pipes floating bookshelf


I found this creative design at Etsy.com. It is a handmade floating bookshelf that uses plumber pipes as the concept for the entire piece. A rather interesting take on the conventional floating bookshelf design.

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As you might have noticed, I love what Umbra is doing, in a previous post, I showed that you could make your own butterflies or wall flowers with soda cans.
Here I'd like to show that you can use a regular easy to find metallic bookend to make the now-famous floating bookshelf from Miron Lior sold by Umbra.
How to make it

Floating Book Shelves Natural Wood

You just have to use tin snip pliers to make 2 little notches and fold them with regular pliers. These little pieces of metal will be used to hold the back cover of the first book. The first book in this configuration will have to be thick enough to cover the piece of metal otherwise you can cut almost flush the whole piece of metal and make the same cutting and bending, in this case, any book will fit to start.
Floating Shelves With Bookends
To attach on the wall, 2 hole using a drill and anchors on the dry walls will be needed.

Floating Shelves With Bookends Storage

I think it's funny that a bookend could also make a great floating bookshelf!