How to Build a DIY Bookshelf That Looks Like the Smiling Face of a Cartoon Character

Face Shelf Layout

Designer Alexi McCarthy and his son built a really amusing, very functional bookshelf that looks like the smiling face of a cartoon character. Finding that this Face Shelving became really popular online, he decided to share the plans so admirers can build one for themselves.

Shortly after we made it, I put it online not expecting much. To our surprise, it started to get a lot of attention from various websites, blogs, and magazines around the world. I started to get emails, from places I had never been to asking where they could buy it. Since I haven’t yet put it into any sort of mass production (mostly down to shipping and installation costs) I decided to put plans together so people can make it for themselves.

Face Shelf Blank

Face Shelf Teeth

Face Shelf

Face Shelf Closeup

via Neatorama

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.