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DIY-able Suspended Shelving?

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The designer of these shelves considered the lateral forces that affect the construction of a typical bookcase. He or she concluded that the majority of a standard bookcase's structure was dedicated to resisting those lateral forces.

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As an alternative to all that structural bulk, the maker decided to attach the back of the shelves to the wall and suspend their fronts from the ceiling via cable*, which solved the lateral forces conundrum. The prototype was made out of MDF and 3/16" metal cable and came to about $35 in materials. The shelves in the pictures, however, are made out of maple. To read more about the project, follow this link to 2 Modern.

*We assume the eye-hooks were screwed into studs.

 

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Sharon on Oct 05, 2009:

Not sure how child or cat friendly these are, but the look is great.


I do love the bookend. Any idea where it came from?


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