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!