Thursday, 3 October 2013

Quirky DIY Projects – I

We have always been mentioning unusual or quirky DIY projects to enhance the décor of your home, and felt it was time to start introducing a few of them in detail. We start off the series with a tutorial for floating or invisible bookshelves.

Step 1: This step might be the most difficult one for booklovers and involves finding an old book that you longer need or use much, but is thick and durable enough to serve as a base for your bookshelf. A single shelf might need to take the load of at least 5 or 6 books so choose accordingly.

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Step 2: You can use a metal bookend, or an L bracket for the basic support mechanism. Attach this with screws on one side to the lower cover of the big book, and the other side to the wall. The tools needed for this would be a drill kit for making holes in the wall and putting the screws in, and a screwdriver for tightening the screws.

Step 3: Clean up the space and you’re all set already! You can make multiple floating bookcases and use some for holding décor items as well.

This project can serve as a great one for a beginner to get the hang of DIY, and since the drilled holes and nails are hidden by the books in front you don’t have to worry too much about the finished look of the drilling as well. Do check out out our wide range of DIY tools from B&D and let us know how your first DIY project turned out!

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