Office Shelving

In our continued effort to get our tiny house situated, I finally completed the office shelving. We wanted something to go around the bar, and after going through many plans for the shelving, we finally decided on a combination of wood shelves and steel brackets to hold everything into place.

Since we’re renting, I didn’t want to invest in permanent shelving that we couldn’t reuse. By not building the entire thing out of wood, it’ll be much easier to take apart and reassemble.

I built the left side and right side separately and anchored each into the wall, with one metal bracket on each side touching the floor for added support. The trickiest part was putting in the top shelf for our large collection of game boards.

full shelving



Because two brackets prevented the top shelf from easily sliding into place, I had to carve out a notch to fit it in.

shelving notch




Organizing the Bookcase

Mary showed this video to me a long time ago and it just popped into my head again today. I had to share it here because it involves two of my favorite things; making videos and organizing bookshelves.



One thing I’m focusing on during my January cleanse is letting go of my attachment to material things. This is hard for me because I am sort of a compulsive collector by nature. I was thinking about ways to minimize the clutter in my home and found myself looking at my bookshelf.


I’m studying new media, so print books should be easy to give up right? Wrong. I have a serious case of bibliophilia. I am particularly fond of old books. I like the inscriptions in the front covers and the yellowing pages and the biting smell of mildew.

I can’t get rid of any of them. Maybe I could make something out of them. Although I don’t think I could ever bring myself to destroy one of my books. I love these upcycled ideas for books with pretty covers, but damaged interiors.

book lamp with edison bulb
Hardback Book Lamp from Typewriter Boneyard

repurposed book shelves
Book Shelves from Real Simple
{via Blue Velvet Chair}

vintage book iphone charging dock
IPhone Charging Dock from Rich Neely Designs

My problem remains unsolved but if it gets out of hand there’s always the bath.

book filled bathtub
Bathtub Bookshelf from Bookshelf Porn