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diy floating bookcase for more storage in a narrow hallway

DIY Floating Bookcase | Free Plans

Add some function to your hallway with this chic and narrow bookshelf! Using inexpensive lumber and colorful stains of your choosing, this DIY bookcase can be anchored to the wall to float above your baseboards.

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I’m Sarah

I love taking my house apart and putting it back together again. Join me for budget DIYs, woodworking tips, patterns, and lots of creative ideas to help improve your home! I’m so happy you’re here!

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Learn from my most popular posts how I built a deck, skim coat drywall, install shelving, and more.

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This mix of free and paid woodworking plans is designed with your skill level in mind. From beginner to advanced, I’ve got the project for you!

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Brown thumb? Me too. But if I can get the hang of getting things to grow, anyone can! Take a look at my recent favorite garden and plant projects.

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We’re restoring a 1946 Spartan Manor travel trailer that was sitting in the woods for over 30 years. Join us on our vintage camper renovation adventure!

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