Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hungarian Bookshelves

We love books! Any one who knows us knows this, and we are always looking for better ways to store them. Our living room is basically bookshelves with a couch and tv, and John's room had a huge shelf too. The problem with lots of store bought shelves is that they bow and eventually fall apart, and so we were looking for a way to build them in without having all the fancy dancy book shelf stuff, as we want the books to be seen and the shelf to be just that a shelf. We found directions for a Hungarian Bookshelf on the internet and decided to test it in John's room as his shelves were made, but the span was too long and the boards were starting to bow with the old way that they were put up. So Mark constructed these, and if by fall, when he'll have more time, they still look this good he'll be making more for the living room, our room, and the study/sewing room.


Glenda said...

Oooh! I love them! Hope they hold up nicely!

Woman of the House said...

They look really great. Well done!

Gina said...

Thanks! And we do too, so far so good and children's books are so heavy, the store ones bowed within hours of being loaded with this same set of books.