Introduction: How to Make Cool Shelves

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Make shelves without injuring a ceiling and a floor.

And make it very easy!!

Step 1: Spread a Base Wood

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Spread a base wood.

Step 2: Prepare Two Pillars

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Prepare two pillars.

Step 3: Prepare Two Special Metal

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Prepare two special metal fittings. These metal fittings are important.

Step 4: Fix Metal

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Fix metal fittings to the top of pillars.

Step 5: Pick Up Pillars

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Pick up pillars on the base wood.

Step 6: Turn Metal

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Turn metal fittings and fix it.

Step 7: Fix Shelves Board

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Fix shelves board with a screw from the bottom.

Step 8: Repeat Step7

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Repeat step 7.

Step 9: You Finished It!!

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It is completion!

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coolduder1001 (author)2017-07-26

What are you using for the "medal fittings"? Could you send a picture.

travisd20 (author)2016-05-31

Another idea is use wooden pegs to keep uprights in-place with the board that makes up the base.

ishiyasu (author)travisd202016-07-24

Thank you for comment! :)

AnanusamongusS (author)2016-01-02

I don't see where it shows/tells me what the "metal fittings" are. I can conceive a couple of methods for securing the tops against, but not 'to' the ceiling. It'd be good if you'd be more specific, and include pics/vid of said parts you used. I've done something similar in my home, using thin wedges at the bottom ends of the verticals to secure it between floor and ceiling. Like yours, this arrangement holds more weight more securely than it looks, but I recommend periodically checking to be sure it's secure against floor/ceiling. If ceiling's Sheetrock, it'll compress some over time, and some floor materials/rugs do as well. Whatever "metal fittings" or wedges you use, do check 'em occasionally, never assume. Caca pasa.

Yours is a great suggestion for renters whose landlords frown on holes, etc. Good on you!

ishiyasu (author)AnanusamongusS2016-07-24

Thank you for comment!!

lemuries (author)AnanusamongusS2016-01-02

As crazy as it sounds, those look like "self-levelling" screw feet, like what's found on a washing machine. I agree with you, though... they will compress over time, especially if they are very tight at first. The stress on the material will cause something to give, and the shelves could move or become dangerous.

Still, I have the urge to show my husband and see if it's a design he wants in our house! Thank you for sharing this concept, ishiyasu.

ishiyasu (author)lemuries2016-01-03

You are right! Thank you for comment!!

ishiyasu (author)AnanusamongusS2016-01-03

Thank you for advice!

supah1 (author)2016-02-26

perfectly clean design! i love it.

ishiyasu (author)supah12016-07-24


travisd20 (author)2016-05-31

Add adhesive-backed felt material (from home improvement store) to adjustable metal fittings (the "feet"). It compresses well and should help avoid scratching painted / finished surfaces.

li james (author)2015-12-30

That's great! I'm going to try it!

ishiyasu (author)li james2016-01-03

Good luck!! Thank you! :)

YourMagesty (author)2015-12-29

I did watch the video about 5 times, trying to catch the detail of how the board was fastened to the side bars...with no success, or I wouldn't have asked the question. My next question is why the gentleman hasn't answered my first question?

ishiyasu (author)YourMagesty2015-12-30

Thank you for watching the video! I used two screws per end of each board. Have a happy New Year!! ;)

YourMagesty (author)ishiyasu2015-12-30


YourMagesty (author)2015-12-27

Please excuse a possibly silly question. What keeps the shelves from flipping? Or tilting? If there was a list of materials, I could count the screws and divide by the number of shelves, but there isn't. What stabilizes the shelves, please? Thank you for your patience in explaining this.

bluelantern (author)YourMagesty2015-12-29

i think he used 2 screws per end of each board. :) Merry christmas and happy new year btw...

ishiyasu (author)bluelantern2015-12-30

You are right!! I used two screws per end of each board!! Have a great new year!! ;)

YourMagesty (author)bluelantern2015-12-29

Thank you, bluelantern; that was my only 'guess,' but I'm a retired office manager, not a carpenter. (Why in the world was that video done in super speed)??!! A demo video should DEMONSTRATE...and there is usually a materials needed/used list. I 'could' have figured it out! I appreciate your help!

vinz3nt (author)2015-12-27

very nice idea. I will use this!

ishiyasu (author)vinz3nt2015-12-30

Please challenge it! Have a great new year!! ;)

ishiyasu (author)vinz3nt2015-12-30

Please challenge it! Have a great new year!! ;)

Murphydog (author)2015-12-26

Would it be better to put the levellers on the floor and the wooden cross bar on the ceiling. It looks upside down to me. Thanks for the instructable.

ishiyasu (author)Murphydog2015-12-30

Thank you for comment, and these metal fittings are convenient at all; have a happy New Year!

milcarlsandoval (author)2015-12-26

i need this for my shoes.. :)

ishiyasu (author)milcarlsandoval2015-12-30

It is most suitable for shoes shelf, and please make this!

PerfectPixel (author)2015-12-26

Great design! I would have never of thought of using the levellers to fasten it to the roof. I am looking foward to making this.

ishiyasu (author)PerfectPixel2015-12-30

This design is very simple. And everyone can very easily make it!! Thanks! :)

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