Here’s how to make your own invisible bookshelves to float around your home
The Umbra Concealed bookshelf, which you can buy if you don’t want to make your own.Amazon/Umbra
The INSIDER Summary:
• A DIY floating bookshelf is basically an L-shaped wall bracket. • The trick is hiding the bracket with the bottom book. • It adds a magical, cozy touch to any room.
Whether you’re a book-lover, a home decoration enthusiast, or both, floating bookshelves can make a room feel imaginative while using wall space effectively.
The way these floating bookshelves work is by using a bottom hardcover book to conceal the shelves. The end result looks like the stacked books are floating in midair.
You can buy an Umbra Concealed Bookshelf, which was invented by Pratt Institute student Miron Lior. They’re easy to install, and you don’t have to ruin your books.
Or you can make your own as a DIY project, which actually isn’t as hard as it sounds.
If you want to avoid cutting holes in your book jacket, Caitlyn at Instructables recommends another tweak — you can velcro the back flap to the book’s pages. That way, the bracket sits between the internal pages of the book and the back cover. The book is velcroed together so that the back flap doesn’t hang down, and so that the bracket is concealed.
This DIY video shows you how it’s done:
And voila! Now your brackets are concealed, and you can start stacking your books.