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Hide your messy bookshelf with ikea panels

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The purpose of this project is to build some cheap, light and removable panels to hide a messy bookshelf or use as a door.
This instructable can also be used to build a paint from a good designed fabric

NEW: I published the instructable of the whole attic
 
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Step 1: Materials

  • Meter
  • White or transparent Silicone glue
  • 'U' shaped aluminium bars
  • White alveolar polypropyllene (plexiglass)
  • Cutter and scissors
  • ikea fabric (it's very cheap! about 4 euros for square meter)
  • staples gun (manual)
  • tape

Step 2: Measure your bookshelf and cut the plexiglass

Measure the size of your bookshelf and do a scaled down version on a paper. Cut out white pieces of paper of the (scaled down) size you think you will cut panels to have a preview of how the work will results. If you have pictures of the fabric (I downloaded from the ikea website) you can also print a colored version of the panels to have a better preview of the final result.

I used scissors and a cutter to cut the shape on the plexiglass. This material is quite soft and cutting is definetly not an hard work (the result are quite precise and neat, as you can see in the photo)

This is really great. I try to keep my bookshelves clean and chic, but I have some where the books are just overflowing and this will be perfect for them. Thank you!

derte84 (author) 3 years ago
lovely idea great Instructable
derte84 (author)  porcupinemamma3 years ago
Thanks pro!
hey schamaroochie ;0) I go to Ikea about four times a year.  If you let me know what fabric you would like, i can ship it to you.
scoochmaroo4 years ago
I crave these fabrics.  Now I have to hire a car to get all the way across the bay just to get to an IKEA!  They won't sell it online!  (yes, I checked)  Great inspiration.
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