As you probably just guessed, this Instructable will show you how to convert a Gorm shelving unit into a bookshelf bench. With a few extra peices of hardware and a couple of basic power tools, you could be on your way to relaxation and organization all at the same time.
Step 1: Go get stuff
(x1) Gorm shelving unit
(x1) 92.75" x 12" x 3/4" piece of plywood (I inherited an awesome piece of bamboo plywood for this project)
(x16) 3/8" Crossdowels
(x16) Bolts 2-1/2" (to fit crossdowels)
(x8) 2" woodscrews
(x1) 50 feet of rope
(x1) A tape measure and pencil
(x1) Circular saw
(x1) Sanding block and/or sandpaper
(x1) Power drill, 3/32" and 3/8" drill bit
(x1) Assorted hand tools
Fabric, foam and stuff for a cushion - see Step 13
Step 2: Assemble your crooked bookshelf
Resolve to take drastic actions.
Step 4: Drill holes
Also drill holes on the flat surface of the board that is 2" in from the far edge and is perfectly aligned with the hole you first drilled. In other words, this hole should intersect at a 'T'.
Step 5: Take apart your bookshelf
Using the two ugly beams, you should be able to get 1 support from each.