I know there are a million and one tutorials for Forward Facing Bookshelves but I’ve been sitting on this tutorial for a year now and it seems like such a waste not to add it to the blog so here goes! Also, I should probably add the disclaimer that while the idea to put bookshelves in the wasted space behind the door was mine, my husband actually was the one who designed and fabricated them. A word of caution, though. These are more than sturdy enough for even large books but like most floating shelves, will pull right out if your monkey child decides to climb them. Just letting you know.
One more thing, in an effort to seem more realistic, I added a huge, heaping pile of dust and dirt in the corner just before I took the picture above. What? Who, me? I would never have dirty baseboards! ;)
Forward Facing Bookshelves
- aluminum track
- baseboard (one with grooves so that the books will catch)