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Diamond Shaped Bookcase for DVDs, Video Games or Manga

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I made this desktop book case to house a few of my wifes ever growing manga collection. So all my measurements are designed to hold these slightly larger than paperback books they just happen to be almost identical in size to DVD cases. You may not have manga but most folks have DVD's so this hould still be helpful.

Special thanks to Daryl Kaswinkel for a sketch that inspired this book case.

There are two sections to this build:
1. Making the boxes
2. Making the frame the boxes rest in

Don't use your saw without the propper equipment, training and always make sure you follow the safety instructions to prevent kickback.
 
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Step 1: Materials

Consumables:
One 2x4 sheet of 1/2 inch MDF board (Medium Density Fiberboard)
Two 2x4 sheet of 1/4 inch MDF board
Glue
Primer
Paint

Tools:
Table Saw
Miter Gague
Angle Clamps
Paint Brushes

Step 2: Making the Sides of the Boxes

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I got my MDF at Home Depot. They sell it in (somewhat) easy to maneuver 2x4 sheets.

The boxes consist of 3 parts.

The Sides
The Back
The Top and Bottom

Set your table saw to 5 3/8 inches and cut three lengths from the long side of the MDF. Set asside the left over section for the backs of the boxes.

Now set your saw to 8 1/4.
Subdivide the first plank into sections that are 8 1/4 inches long.
You should get 5 per plank and little scrap left over.
Subdivide the second plank to get your final 3 sections.

You need 8 of these.

8 1/4 x 5 3/8 (x8)

Step 3: Making the Top and Bottom of the Boxes.

Picture of Making the Top and Bottom of the Boxes.
Set your table saw to 7 3/4 inches and continue to cut your current plank. You should get 3 sections on your currnet plank with just about an inch left over.

Use the Third Plank and subdivide it until you have 8 pieces at 5 3/8 x 7 3/4 (x8)


5 3/8 x 7 3/4 (x8)

Step 4: Making the Backs of the Boxes

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Take the left over plank and sub divide it into squares 7 3/4 inches on each side. You need 4 of these.

7 3/4 x 7 3/4 (x4)
bikr4 years ago
Nice!!!   Great work!!   It reminds me of the one I did  few years ago..  Check it:

http://bikr.net/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2183
Eye Poker (author)  bikr4 years ago

All I can say is wow, you put me to shame with that bookcase!

bikr Eye Poker4 years ago
Thanks!!  I honestly really like that yours can be standalone, and could be against a wall on a desk etc..  Very innovative to have a stand.. 
Eye Poker (author)  bikr4 years ago
And if one were so inclined they can use the inside of the stand for storage and with a peg and another piece of board could even make a secret door....