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10-Minute Book Ledge

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Make this book ledge in less time than it will take you to fill it with books. Hang it above a bed, over a desk, or anywhere you need extra, low-profile storage.

Bunk Bed

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Drill
  • Paint brush


  • 1- (4-foot) 1/2x2-inch maple craft board (#48165)
  • 1- (4-foot) 1/2x3-inch maple craft board (#48258)
  • 1- (4-foot) 1/4x3-inch maple craft board (#45798)
  • 2- L-shape brackets (#315687)
  • Scotch Extreme Mounting Tape, 1-in x 60-inch, #394705
  • Minwax Polycrylic Satin (#290327)
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Step 1

Finish the maple craft boards with a coat of stain. Let dry.

Step 2

Use mounting tape to attach B board (bottom) at a 90-degree angle to A board (front).

Step 3

Using a level, align the L-shape brackets and attach them to the wall 36 inches apart.

Step 4

Center the bottom and front boards on the brackets and use screws to attach the bottom of the ledge to the brackets.

Step 5

close up on the shelf
Use mounting tape to attach the C board (back) to the L-shape brackets to create the back of the ledge. Stagger several of these book ledges along the wall next to a bed in place of a bedside table.