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The nice thing about IKEA furniture is that it is cheap and easy to hack. In other words, lets say that you were to buy two cheap $30 Gorm shelving un...
You will need:(x1) Gorm shelving unit(x1) 2x4(x1) 92.75" x 12" x 3/4" piece of plywood (I inherited an awesome piece of bamboo plywood for this projec...
Assemble your Gorm bookshelf to realize that two out of the 4 posts are crooked. Stare at it in displeasure. Resolve to take drastic actions.
Cut four 12.25" lengths of 2x4.
With a 3/8" drill bit, drill holes in the ends of the 2x4 such that they are 3/4" in from each edge (top, bottom, left and right). Also drill holes on...
Disassemble your horribly crooked bookshelf. Select the two prettiest and straightest beams to cut up for use as the supports for the bench. You will...
Cut one of the nice-looking bookshelf beams starting from the bottom edge (edge that used to be on the floor) and cut it to a height of 18.25".Next, t...
Sand and smooth any rough edges you may have from sawing and/or drilling the 2x4 or bookshelf beams.
Insert cross dowels into the four holes drilled through the surface of the 2x4 sections. Depending on the tolerance involved, this may require driving...
Using the Ikea hardware, attach three shelves to the lowest holes in the bookshelf beams. Next, using your 2.5" bolts and crossdowels, attach the 2x4 ...
Flip your bookshelf bench upside down so that it is perfectly aligned over the top of your plywood.Drill two 3/32" pilot holes in each of the 2x4s suc...
Thread rope through the extra screw holes in the boards to serve as book ends and keep books from falling off the ends or through the cracks in the mi...
Arrange your books on the book shelf. You may want to consider placing larger books towards each end to make sure the rope doesn't accidentally let sm...
Make yourself a nice comfortable cushion as outlined in the this Bench Cushion Instructable.
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Posted:Nov 4, 2009
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