Quick & Easy Book Ledge

I love books! One day I would love a room full of them...a real library.


Maybe in a room with our piano, like this room. I don't have a lot of side tables in here so I was using an old small ladder to hold my drink and a book. The room is pretty small and super cozy. That rocking chair is my favorite place to relax (besides my bed). I needed a little better place for my reading material.
So I made a book ledge that takes up no extra space.
It was so simple....
I had this corner bracket in the garage. It is from Lowe's for $4.97.
I purchased this 1x24" stain grade round top for another project (which you will see later with the other half). The cost was $17.57 but you could use any piece of scrap wood for this. I used 2x4's on THIS SHELF and 1x4's HERE. I cut the round wood with my table saw at 8 1/2 inches. Then rubbed dark walnut stain into it with a little towel.
One bracket works well with the half round section - I like the look. For more support I added two 2" angle supports (.79 cents each) on either side of the corner bracket.
(like my band-aid?)
You could attach this to your wall but I chose this door since it was already there and I am trying not to make very many holes in the drywall in our rental home.
Those books belong to my boys. I am actually reading ...
I am almost done. Pretty good. I usually read super depressing memoirs from WW2. Needed a change. I have some good books that I have read in my Books to Read Pinterest Board if you'd like to follow along.
Then you can make an easy book ledge right next to your favorite chair and read the rest of this Winter away!
(like we all have time to do that =/ )
If you like those window panels you can see how super cheap and easy they are HERE.
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