$10 Book Tower

So, I’m kind of a book fiend. Nothing beats a sunny afternoon on a porch swing with a good book. I love my Nook when it comes to reading “fluff”. You know, the stuff you read maybe once or twice and then have to take to the resale shop. But when it comes to my tried-and-true favorites like Harry Potter that I read and reread until the pages fall out, I need it in hardback. And these pretty hardbacks shouldn’t be hidden, they need something to make them center stage!

It just so happens that this little wall jut-out from my kitchen pantry is the perfect width for hardback books. Plus, it was just sitting there, calling my name to do something with it. I came up with the idea for this floating book tower after seeing this image on Pinterest:


Beautiful, right? But get this. It’s “price upon request” which in rich people speak, means “you’re outta your damn mind”! Um, one 2×4 is two bucks at Lowe’s. Even if you get super fancy wood, there’s no way the materials cost anywhere over $10. So you’re asking me to pay you in my lifeblood to chop up a stick of wood and hang it on my wall. No thanks! Besides, it looks a little skinny to me. Why not upgrade to a 2×6? One 8 foot board is just over $3, and you can get two shelves to a board. Here’s how!

13 thoughts on “$10 Book Tower

  1. Thank you! I can’t wait to see it 🙂 Thanks so much for the stack you already sent, at least my dad told me it was from you. P.S. do you have a Pinterest profile? I need to follow you if you do, and invite you if you don’t!

    1. I actually got to meet Robin Hobb once, and it was pretty much the best night of my life. She had a book reading for the Soldier’s Son trilogy at Barnes and Noble, then suggested we all trek across the street to the restaurant to finish our discussion. Not only did she answer ALL our questions (and was an incredible conversationalist) she PAID for dinner! For all of us! I was blown away by her generosity and genuine love for her fans. Plus, we got to ask her if the Fool was a man or a woman, and she said she wrote “him” as both. Sometimes she needed him to be a woman, and others a man. I loved finding that out!

  2. Wow, that’s awesome. I’ve been to several of her book readings but nothing that cool has ever happened. The new book comes out in February!!! Just looking at your favorite books I wonder if you’ve ever read any Patricia Briggs. She may even have surpassed Robin Hobb as my current favorite author. That might just be because Robin’s books are coming out a little less often than they used to though. Well and because I didn’t really love the Soldier Son trilogy as well as the others.

  3. That is absolutely genius. I love it!! Think I’m going to have to find somewhere to incorporate it in to my home. Thanks!

    If you get a chance sometime, you’ll have to stop by my blog.

    By the way I am pinning this project.


  4. Absolutely awesome!!! Now I need to just find a little nook to put it, or should I say several little nooks!

  5. I love this such a clever use of space, and I just love how it looks. I would love to feature this, if you are interested please let me know. I will get you all the details!

  6. I love this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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