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These Floating Book Shelves Give a Whole New Meaning to “Floating” – It’s Like Magic

These days any shelf that isn’t supported by it’s own weight is called a “floating” shelf. The terms, IMO, has been watered down. A real floating bookshelf is one that gives the appearance of truly floating where you can’t see what supports it or how it’s designed in any way.  Usually the shelf is visible …

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How Much Weight Can Glass Shelves Hold?

The amount of weight a glass shelf can hold depends on the type of glass used. Typical glass breaks at around 6,000 psi (lbs per square inch), tempered glass may sustain up to 24,000 pounds of pressure before shattering.  So, if you find yourself hesitant, don’t be, because a lot goes into ensuring that glass …

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How High to Hang Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are a beautiful addition to any room and look amazing when you’re trying to go for a minimalist appearance. Floating shelves give you lots of storage and decorative space without being too clunky. Although floating shelves are awesome, it can be tricky to determine exactly how high to hang these shelves. I have …

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How Far Apart Should Shelves Be?

There are two types of shelving – floating and supported on brackets. Spacing between the shelves depends on what you’re putting on them. Most people place their shelves 12 inches apart unless they’re putting tall books or other tall things on the shelves. In that case, people go to 15 or 18 inches apart. Several …

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How Do Floating Shelves Work?

Shelving is more than merely functional when you add floating shelves to your décor. Adding shelving to any room in your home will give you extra space and fill the bare walls. Floating shelves, however, can add a touch of elegance or a rustic flair to your interior decorations. Related: Kitchens With Floating Shelves | …

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Does a Floating Shelf Above a Fireplace Look Good?

Fireplaces are awesome. They create a great mood in the home, the way they sound gives me this nice feeling in my stomach, and they keep the place nice and warm on cold and dreary nights.  It’s like popular author Gladys Taber once said: “A house with no fireplace is a house without a heart.” …

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What should I put on open shelves in a kitchen? Benefits of open shelving?

Open kitchen shelves are a wonderful way to showcase some of your favorite kitchen tools, dinnerware, or even some small sculptures. Styling them makes all the difference, so let’s look at the best items to keep on open shelves to create a beautiful and functional display.  Related: How Much Weight Can Glass Shelves Hold? | …

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Fake Books for Décor: Fabulous, Atrocious or Ridiculous?

I can’t help but view fake books for décor as totally ridiculous and entirely lacking of any taste whatsoever. I don’t do it. I wouldn’t do it. I have no plans to do it. We have a few bookshelves loaded with books; real books. Most of which one of us in the house has read. …

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50 Primary Bedrooms with Built-In Shelves (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our primary bedrooms with built-in shelves photo gallery where we feature primary bedrooms with built-in shelves. Related: Primary Bedrooms | Kids’ Bedrooms | Baby Nurseries | Guest Bedrooms | Types of Nightstands | Primary Bedroom Layouts | Tricks to make Bedroom Look Luxurious | Primary Bedrooms with Built-In Desks  Primary bedroom with …

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22 Different Types of Shelves for Your Home

Classified according to the material, use, fixing style and more – take a look at all the different types of shelves that you can install in your house. No matter how much technology might advance or home renovations get smarter and more modern, there are a few things that can never be replaced, let alone …

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10 Outstanding Etsy Floating Shelves (My Favorites)

  I love floating shelves. As you’ll see below, you can get them for different rooms and for various storing functions. There are varieties for the kitchen (glassware, dishware and/or recipe books), living room, bathrooms, bedrooms (floating nightstands), home office and more. While you can make your own, I find given the price on Etsy, …

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17 Different Types of Floating Shelves for TVs

The area around the TV is a great opportunity for home decorating especially when the TV screen easily gets everyone’s attention. If it’s a built-in or a wall-mounted TV, then that area can be turned into an accent wall with the TV as the focal point. To up the drama, add floating shelves to serve …

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17 Great Small Bookcase and Bookshelf Options

I’m more of a big bookcase guy myself. I like them rising from floor to ceiling, but we actually have more small bookcases and shelves in our home than big ones. There are two major benefits of small bookcases and shelves. They are: Fits under windows Kids can access all books. With young kids, we …

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7 Main Types of Corner Shelves Used for Decor and Storage

How to use corner shelves to make your rooms attractive  Space is at a premium these days and stylish storage is often one of the first things to be abandoned. In a desperate bid to clear clutter, homeowners sacrifice design in favour of pure functionality. However, there is an alternative. Corner shelving can be both …

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15 Bespoke Bedrooms With Bookshelves

Welcome to our gallery featuring a range of bespoke bedrooms with beautiful bookshelves. Beyond our love for good architecture and immaculately designed homes, we are also voracious readers. We love the look and feel, and yes, smell, of a good book. There’s nothing quite so satisfying as seeing your collection lined up on the wall …

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Distressed Custom Handmade Ladder Shelves by Dapper Dave’s Woodshop

Looking for shelves that fit your shabby-chic decor? Look no further. This fantastic, well-crafted ladder shelf was created by Dave Irwin from Dapper Dave’s Woodshop in Greystones, Ireland. This shelf comes in three standard sizes: small, medium and large. The small shelves measure 150cm x 55cm x 25cm; the medium shelves measure 225cm x 55cm x 37cm; and …

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17 Different Types of Bookcases (Definitive Bookcase Buying Guide)

Welcome to our buyers guide for bookcases! Here’s an inside look into the wide world of bookcase style and design, giving you the information you need to purchase the best model for your home and life. The above example is a modern styled creation, mixing metal and white laminate in an angular, minimalist design to …

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Twenty 9-Cube Bookcases, Shelves and Storage Options

Another very popular type of cube shelf is the 9-cube shelf (the 6-cube is also popular). How do I know this is a very popular cube shelf? There are several indicators such as: 1. There are many models available for sale. 2. There are good number of customer reviews and feedback relative to other cube …

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15 6-Cube Bookcases, Shelves and Storage Options

There are many types of cube shelves. The 6-cube unit is one of many types. Moreover, as you’ll see in our gallery below, the arrangement of 6-cube bookcases and shelves vary. The advantage to the 6-cube is that it’s typically a smaller shelving unit, particularly in height Explore Survey. Why go with a lower shelving …

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17 Types of Cube Shelves, Bookcases & Storage Options

Thousands of people are interested in cube shelves primarily because they’re good for storage and are interesting aesthetically. The thing is there are several types. This article and gallery sets out the main types of cube bookcases and storage options available. The above-featured cube bookcase is courtesy of Hayneedle. Moreover, the term “cube shelving” is …

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11 Leaning Ladder Shelf Ideas (Including 5 Handmade Versions)

About 2 weeks ago I was browsing Etsy.com to check out some creative home furniture and stumbled upon a gallery of leaning book shelves for sale. I found several that were creative, original and definitely worth featuring on this site – to bring this shelving concept to our readers. I contacted several artists and they …

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Vintage Yellow Wooden Leaning Ladder Shelf – Build It or Buy It

Here’s a terrific example of a leaning ladder shelf by Heidi Marsh at ReviveDesignandDecor. How Heidi Created this Shelf in 4 Steps: 1. Purchased ladder at an antiques show. Any wooden step ladder will do. 2. Painted the ladder. Heidi chose yellow for a brighter look, but obviously you can paint it any color or …

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