Decorating your home or updating a piece of furniture, but not sure where to start? Take this tip from Design Milk and use a favorite work of art as a springboard for color and pattern… Continue Reading
I love mountains, loooove them. I'm lucky enough to live in a place where I can look any direction and see snow-capped mountains, going back in seemingly infinite layers, year-round. They're just straight up majestic. And, turns out, they look pretty dang adorable translated into wooden wall shelves! … Continue Reading
Give plants (or books!) a fun new place to hangout with this clever idea: retrofitting a ladder for wooden shelves! It's an inexpensive and unique DIY project that can work in a variety of spaces.… Continue Reading
When I see stuff like these bookshelves, I am overcome with the desire to dismantle my office and steampunk it up. From Etsy seller Stella Blue Designs, the bookshelves are made of iron pipes and, in the case of the style above, Edison-type light bulbs. I particularly like… Continue Reading
I work from home, so I'm extremely grateful to have a dedicated office and craft room. But, I realize that's not always possible when space is at a premium. Luckily, if you have a space to store your books, you have space to create a custom, storable office, in the form of a fold-out… Continue Reading
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'… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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,… Continue Reading
2009 has seen plenty of typography inspired design, from vintage sign lettering to bold alphabets in prints and wall decals. So, it certainly makes sense to take the trend full circle, and use letters to support literature, the very records of language. Designed by recent industrial design graduate Pieter de Leeuw, the letters are made from expanded polystyrene and coated for wear and tear. A remake should be easy enough, provided you can… Continue Reading
One contractor grade cardboard tube + a bit of time = nearly instant bookshelf.
From Kootoyoo: "I had originally purchased only 1 tube to make a toy box for the smallest...it kicked around the floor of the craft room for a while & I'd done nothing with it.All the while I'd been enjoying posts from this tumblr.
...then I got to thinking how they'd be wonderful as a bookshelf & that's what I've done.… Continue Reading