Here’s my modern twist on the traditional hungarian shelving unit.
The basic premise is that the vertical supports are mounted to the wall and the horizontal shelves slide into the slots. All hardware is hidden. If the slots are cut precisely, there is no need for any additional hardware to attach the horizontal shelves.
I built this unit using Jatoba wood (brazilian cherry). Super strong, heavy wood. Perfect for a job like this. And it matched the tones of the rest of the wood we have around the house. Most folks use this style of shelving to cover a large amount of space using a minimal amount of materials. I decided to only make a 2 shelf unit because I wanted to pare down the amount of books and objects that we had out in our living space. Besides, the shelves are still 9 feet long. There’s still plenty of room to place all of our stuff.
The vertical brackets serve the long shelf as a set of partitions; doubling as an aesthetic break, and a book end when needed.