I recently decided to get rid of my old DVD/Media shelves as I was tired of them and they took up too much floor space. After pondering a bit about a solution, I found this instructable:
Inspired by that design and also by not wanting to buy the tools to crimp cable ferrules, I came up with the idea of using shaft collars instead of crimp on cable ferrules. I then went even further and decided to incorporate my favorite activity, longboarding, by using longboards for the shelves. Read on to see how it all came together!
Step 1: Materials and Tools
*Part # 3458T979 - 1/8" Diameter Stainless Steel Cable
*Part # 9414T3 - 1/8" ID Shaft Collar
*Wood For Shelves - I used blem longboards, you can use plywood, pine boards, etc..
*Wood Stain (I used black leather dye and Wipe-on Poly)
Now the tools list. It doesn't take much, but a few more specialty items are needed and are noted below.
*Pencil or Pen
*Tape Measure and/or Ruler
*Drill and/or Drill Press
*3/8" Forstner Drill Bit (Needed to recess holes for shaft collars)
*1/16" Allen wrench/driver (To tighten shaft collar set screws)
*Sander and/or Sand Paper
*Table Saw and/or Skill Saw (Only needed if you are making your shelves.)
*Bolt Cutters (Needed to cut the cable. Regular hand cutters won't cut it.)