Using waste paper, empty bottles, and some time and energy, here's an eco-friendly shelf. It's simplicity at it's best.
Who thought drinking beer could actually come in handy?
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Step 1: Gather Your Material
wild amounts of paper (could be newspaper, cardboard, magazines, etc.)
a plastic sheet
pieces of wood
Step 2: The Mold
I've chosen a regular rectangle.
Cut the pieces to size. Hammer in the nails.
Your mold is ready.
Step 3: The Paper Pulp
Shred into bits and make it a pulp.
You can add colouring at this point if you like.
Step 4: The Shelves
Place your mold above the plastic sheet. Fill in the mold 1 and 1/2 inch high.
Make well spaced holes, not too close to the edge, in zigzag like in the picture. (make them larger than necessary, they shrink)
Remove the mold carefully and repeat process for the other shelves.
Leave them to dry. It should take 2 days in a bright tropical sun.
(I suggest you put weights over the shelves at night, they tend to warp)
Step 5: The Bottles
Step 6: Assembly
Your basic shelf is done!
Step 7: Extra Features
grow creepers inside the bottles
light up the bottles with Christmas lights
You can also paint the shelves and bottles to your liking. I chose not to.