I love books! One day I would love a room full of them…a real library.
Maybe in a room with our piano, like this room
. I don’t have a lot of side tables in here so I was using an old small ladder to hold my drink and a book. The room is pretty small and super cozy. That rocking chair is my favorite place to relax (besides my bed). I needed a little better place for my reading material.
So I made a book ledge that takes up no extra space.
It was so simple….
I had this corner bracket in the garage. It is from Lowe’s for $4.97.
I purchased this 1×24″ stain grade round top for another project (which you will see later with the other half). The cost was $17.57 but you could use any piece of scrap wood for this. I used 2×4’s on THIS SHELF
and 1×4’s HERE
. I cut the round wood with my table saw at 8 1/2 inches. Then rubbed dark walnut stain into it with a little towel.
One bracket works well with the half round section – I like the look. For more support I added two 2″ angle supports (.79 cents each) on either side of the corner bracket.
(like my band-aid?)
You could attach this to your wall but I chose this door since it was already there and I am trying not to make very many holes in the drywall in our rental home.
Those books belong to my boys. I am actually reading …
I am almost done. Pretty good. I usually read super depressing memoirs from WW2. Needed a change. I have some good books that I have read in my Books to Read
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