Floating Shelves

Make an illusion of larger space by hanging Floating Shelves!
As my grandma used to say ‘one point of view depends on the point where one sits’. I didn’t agree with this saying until I literally saw it in person. I’m obviously talking about Inverted Bookshelves. At first I was deceived by this design but when I looked from a different angle I was able to see the trick.

There's also some magic in Floating Shelves presented on Four Generations One Roof. What makes these shelves practical is the illusion that the space looks larger. Jessica, the creator of the idea, says the design is extremely functional in cramped rooms such as bathrooms or toilets. They may also turn out to be equally useful when you want fill in a spare alcove.

Do you like the idea? I’m sure it will find a place on my ‘to do list’. If you have other practical ideas don’t wait to share them on our website.

A neat tutorial on Floating Shelves can be found here.

What you need:


  • Sand paper
  • Level
  • Stud finder

Supplies / ingredients:

  • 4′ x 8′ AC plywood (sanded and plugged plywood)
  • Pine for the shelves and cleats
  • Dry wall screws and finish nails
  • Caulking
  • Putty for nail holes


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