Introduction: Box Shelf

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-

  1. Screw gun
  2. screws & rawlplugs
  3. my pencil
  4. L brackets
  5. Spirit level
  6. Drill

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

And Hey-Presto!

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!!

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bradnh (author)2015-10-10

Nicely done! I appreciated how you didn't glance over the process you used to install the brackets. And your descriptions and dialogue had me on the floor laughing. I'm very familiar with the yard filled with "an awful lot of auld shite!" Your brother should be grateful; if not tell him to fekk-off!

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tomatoskins (author)2015-10-09

Great looking shelf! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your first instructable!

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