We've got two IKEA Expedit units a couple of years ago. Nice and cheap stuff but not as good for storing books as we initially thought. So we cam up with a plywood boxes that will combine all of this:
- Look good
- Store books
- Store small less often used stuff on the back (like Christmas toys, backup light bulbs etc)
- Be easy to operate
- Be doable with hand tools.
So here we go: we built three of these boxes and one for storing wine bottles. Books and wine go bloody well together especially in a winter evening.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
We have no laser cutter or CNC so everything is done by hand:
- Sheet of 8mm / 0.3" thick plywood
- Some trash cardboard for the prototype (if you use our drawings you don't need it)
- Hand saw
- Rubber hammer
- Ruler and angle
- Beer bottles! (optional)