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Title:
Shelf expression : 70 projects & ideas for creative storage & display
Author:
Le Van, Marthe.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Lark Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
159 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781579904661
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

With these 70 super projects and creative ideas, there's a stylish shelf to fill every need.

Each project offers a practical solution to storage problems and looks great, too. Better still: they're made from affordable materials and the techniques just couldn't be easier. Even those baffled by hardware, hangers, and hooks will find all the technical information required to build and install a shelf with confidence. For those who want to start from scratch, here are simple woodworking skills to construct a variety of designs, from floating boxes to a useful kitchen station. Decorate an unfinished commercial shelf with mosaics, "mock leather," ornaments, and paint, or create amazingly clever and unique shelves from mounted paint buckets, stepladders, planter boxes, and shower totes. Whether you need play shelves for a child or bedside shelves for an alarm clock or books, this is truly the one and only guide to "shelf expression."
A Selection of the Country Homes & Gardens Book Club.


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Library Journal Review

Plenty of imaginative projects for making and personalizing shelving are provided in this instructional guide. Le Van (Hardware Style) begins with a review of hardware, shelf boards, and installation. From there, she moves on to discussing projects for decorating prefabricated shelves, using commercial shelving in unique ways, and creating shelves from everyday items such as watering cans, buckets, and skateboards. Her clear, well-written instructions are accompanied by a color photograph of the completed project that will inspire both experienced and amateur crafters. Recommended for midsize to large public library collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
The Basicsp. 8
Hanging Hardwarep. 10
Wall Support Hardwarep. 11
Commercial Shelving Elementsp. 15
One-of-A-Kind Shelves & Bracketsp. 24
Paint Bucket Shelvesp. 26
Shelf Containedp. 27
Sailing Basket Shelf Setp. 28
Stacked Benches & Stoolsp. 30
Recycled Crate Shelvesp. 32
Drink Crate Shelfp. 33
Stepladder Shelvesp. 34
Candle Sconce Bracketsp. 36
Mail Sorter Shelvesp. 38
Plant Stand Supportsp. 40
Threshold Shelves & Doorstop Supportsp. 42
Planter Box Shelvesp. 44
Watering Can Bracketsp. 46
Bottle Rack Shelfp. 48
Thingamajig Shelfp. 50
Toolbox Shelfp. 52
Drawer Shelvesp. 54
Shower Tote Shelvesp. 56
Wire Vessel Shelvesp. 57
Red Wagon Shelfp. 58
Ultimate Air Skateboard Shelvesp. 60
Tray & Platter Shelvesp. 62
Chair Shelvesp. 64
Salvaged Pot Rack Shelfp. 67
Picture Frame Shadow Boxp. 68
Coal Grate Bracketp. 70
Suspension Shelfp. 72
Peg Bracketsp. 74
Corner Shutter Shelfp. 76
Cinder Block Alternativesp. 78
Decorating Shelf Surfacesp. 82
Ceiling Tile Shelfp. 84
Upholstered Shelfp. 86
Mock Leather Shelfp. 88
Glass Tile Mosaic Shelfp. 90
Starry, Starry Night Shelfp. 92
Classical Shelfp. 94
Shelves in Forgotten Spacesp. 96
New Looks & Uses For Commercial Shelvesp. 100
Bedside Shelvesp. 102
Shelf Portraitp. 104
Exterior Window Shelfp. 105
Industrial Chic Shelvesp. 106
A Child's Delightp. 108
Shelves for Playp. 110
Shelf Illuminationp. 112
Shelf Indulgencep. 114
A Collector's Medleyp. 116
Wallpaper Panelp. 118
Phenomenal Floating Shelvesp. 120
Color Connectionsp. 122
Magazine Shelfp. 124
Plumbing Pipe Shelf Unitp. 126
The Easily Altered Cubep. 128
Building Simple Shelvesp. 132
Simple Woodworkingp. 134
Floating Box Shelvesp. 137
Cube & Rectangle Shelvesp. 140
Candle Ledge Quartetp. 144
Collector Shelvesp. 146
U Shelf Setp. 148
Kitchen Stationp. 150
Planter Shelfp. 152
Board-Mounted Shelfp. 154
Contributing Designersp. 158
Designer Indexp. 158
Acknowledgmentsp. 158
Indexp. 159
Notes About Suppliersp. 159