Homemade metal and oak floating bookcase, by Mirjam

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Floating bookcase made of self-welded metal supports with oak shelves. Equipped with 4 movable shelves. A white slat has been placed against the wall so that the books are not damaged by the rough wall.

Work description: how did you realize your project

My husband is an overhaul mechanic of combustion engines by profession and may also like to work with metal as a hobby. We both like furniture with a cool look, so it's a good thing that he likes to make things out of metal. In this case he welded a floating bookcase. He is also a collector of (old) books about technology. They had to be given a nice place.

The two vertical supports of the floating bookcase are equipped with slots that run diagonally downwards, into which the supports of the shelves can be hooked. There are 15 slots so that the 4 shelves can be adjusted. The shelves themselves are an open rectangle of metal, with triangle supports on the sides. Square tubes of 2.0 × 2.0 cm were used for this.

My husband has less feeling and patience for woodworking, so OPMAATZAGEN.nl offered the perfect solution. The planks were delivered within the desired delivery time and were carefully packed. The packaging was such that the planks could not be damaged during transport. The beautiful planks have the expected appearance and color and the dimensions are exactly correct. We opted for oak planks because it matches our dining table beautifully. The wood gives a warm appearance to the white background and gray metal. The oak itself looks nice and cool, not yellowish. To prevent damage to the books by the edges, a slat had to go behind the books, against the wall. A bit less attractive, but better for the books. Here we have chosen white, so that it is not so noticeable.

Final size: What are the external dimensions?

L x D x H (cm) 144.0 × 30.0 × 150.0

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€ 1 082,56

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