Introduction: Box Shelf
(my first erection on d'internet)
Oct 2nd 2015
I was out in my mam's back garden having a smoke and i noticed this big long box thingy (see pic 1)
Now there's an awful lot of auld shite in this back yard, but i thought I'd still better seek permission to commandeer this long box garden rubbish holder yolk.
Apparently it had belonged to my brother Liam and had once been utilised as a storage device for DVD's, Xbox games and the odd book.
Essentially a stone-age hard-drive!
Step 1: Step 1: Tools Ready
So having gained authorization and sought commission (Liam made me a large mug of coffee) I embarked on my new restoration project.
This is something the cool kids are calling now "up-cycling"
First I gathered up a few essentials to assist in my endeavour-
- Screw gun
- screws & rawlplugs
- my pencil
- L brackets
- Spirit level
Step 2: Step 2: Be Prepared, Be Clean
Before rushing in and screwing like a crazy man i took her in and cleaned her up.
For this i used a well known reliable spray, some scrubbers i found and a generous amount of elbow-grease (optional)
I then got the tools I'd be needing first together and cleared my space in which to work. This prevents confusion or accident or both!
A clean workplace is a happy workplace.
Step 3: Step 3: Getting Your First Hole
L bracket in hand and armed with a pencil I figured out what height to mount the timber hexagon.
With my first bracket level and flush to the wall i coloured in the three wee holes with my pencil. I then took my Drill and using a 7mm masonry drill-bit made 3 holes about an inch or so deep.
Step 4: Step 4: Positioning
Next I bet a crowd of screws into the wall to keep 'Bracket A' at its desired height. I then lifted the box and balanced it on one end of my bracket. With a spirit level on top i drew a straight line across the bottom of the box. Now with my line drawn on the wall I could decide where best to position 'Bracket B' ensuring balance and evenly distributing the weight.
After establishing the position for 'Bracket B' I attached it in the same way as 'Bracket A'
Step 5: Step 5: Gettin It Up and Keepin It Up
I threw the ex garden obstacle up onto the brackets and drove a few screws up through the bottom to stop it sliding off and hitting Liam on the head.
I told him he should now paint it, hang some hooks off the bottom of it and maybe add some lights and a phone charger...
He told me to feck-off and get a life!!