10 Bookshelves And Libraries Arranged By Color

by Lexy Ward

Over the years, there have been discussions about the pros and cons of color-coordinating your bookshelves. Some speculate that those who do this, don't actually read, but use their books as decoration only. As it so happens, I'm totally for the rainbow shelving look. And I'm an avid reader. Here are ten beautiful displays of shelves beautifully-styled in rainbow fashion!  

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DIY Pisa Bookshelf Prototype!!

by DIY Maven

Remember the Pisa bookshelf from awhile back? Well, fellow Curblier, Craig (aka SpyStyle) got all fancy with his tools and made a prototype! Yesterday, he shared his pictures of the process and gave me a quick rundown of how he went about creating it. First, with the help of Photoshop, he made a plan. (Each square equals one inch.)

Using scrap wood--thus the orange stripe!--he used a jigsaw to cut channels that are 'material thickness'...

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Build a Tetris Bookshelf

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Tetris

Odecom5 gets my vote for Dad of the Year. It sounds like he was able to 'help' his son with this school project and end up with their relationship intact after this complicated  build; not a small feat. His son even had a broken arm during the project which may have worked out better for both of them.

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Scrap Wood and Rope Bookshelf

by DIY Maven

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Scrap wood saddens me. Those little bits too small to really make anything out of, but too big to relegate to the dustpan. They're the kind you stack up and save...for awhile anyway. Until you ask yourself, "What was I saving these for?" Well, now there's an answer to that question:

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'Slim' Bookcase Turns Books Into Art

by DIY Maven

 

Slim

As the saying goes, you can't judge a book by its cover, but sometimes the covers are so pretty. For the amount of effort that goes into producing such things, it really is a shame to hide them on traditional book shelves. With the clear acrylic Slim bookcase, available at Yanko Design, we can now flaunt all those covers. Yes, it's a bookcase, but it displays titles in a way that transforms them into wall art.

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Using Photoshop for Good/Evil

by DIY Maven

 

Curbly guest Craig spied an old post of mine, Attention Woodworkers: Make this Pisa Bookshelf and got all evil genius about it. Craig made a schematic of workable plans for the bookshelf using Photoshop. Here's how he explains how he made the plans:

I take a photo of a shelf which is always at an angle, and use Photoshop to rotate it so it's straight, then make a new layer and trace it, then resize it to actual, and in PaintShop...

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