Have you ever wanted an eye catching item in your house, or a really different decoration for a party, or another kind of event? Something that will make people stop in their tracks and say, WOW! Thats amazing, how did you do that!? Well, i believe that this Inverted Bookshelf will do the trick. Its pretty cool and really easy. In this instructable I will show you how to make it using a couple of old books, gorilla glue and a few other materials. Yes, I said GORILLA GLUE! The coolest glue ever!
Please pardon any grammar mestakes, I am a still learning.
Part of this Idea came from the Invisible bookshelf made by dorxincandeland.
Step 1: Get the Materials
For this instructable you are going to need some easy materials that you can find around the house or at your local hardware store.
1) The super awesome GORILLA GLUE
2) Some old hard cover books that you dont mind destroying and gluing together, enough of them to cover the bracket.
3) An L bracket, about a 4 inch, you will also need screws, probally about 3 or 4
4) A Knife or razor, whatever you prefer.
5) Screws, they will be attaching the bracket, so make sure they are good.
6) Rubber Cement and a ruler and a pencil
7) Masking tape.
My total cost that i came up with was .......... 15 Dollars! Wow, What a Deal!! Almost every book was $3 or less. Yup, That cheap. I got the books at a surplus store. I had the GORILLA GLUE and rubber cement. I bought the bracket from home depot for....... under 5 I think? Not sure, but i think thats what it was. So i think this is great for a cool project on a tight budget. Good Luck!
Step 2: Cutting the Top Book
DO NOT GLUE ANY PART OF THIS BOOK YET!! OR YOU WILL HAVE TO START OVER!!!
Step 3: Cut the Rest of the Books
Step 4: Fitting the Books
Step 5: The Pages
This step is where you will start gluing and taping. What you will do is get the masking tape, and cut off two little pieces. Once you do that, take one piece and put it on one side of your previous cut book cover. Then put the other one on the other side. What this will do is keep the books from opening up when the hang upside down. If you want after that, you can rubber cement the sides of the pages. If you do, it will give the pages a daker look. Do that for all of the books. After you finish that go to the next step.
Step 6: GORILLA TIME
Finally, after all my blabbing about instructions its time for GORILLA GLUE!! Okay, so now that you have taped your books it is time to glue. What you want to do is put the glue on the PAGES and add some water to the COVER. Do not use to much glue or to much water. If you use to much, the page will get all yucky and then you have a mess. So once you put the glue on, put weight on the books. You will want them as stuck together as possible, especially the top few since they have all the weight.
Step 7: Gluing the Books!and GORILLA TIME
When you glue the top book, only glue the outside part of the cover. Do not glue the pages or you cant put up the bookshelf.
Step 8: On the Wall!
Step 9: All Done!
This is in the GORILLA GLUE and back to school contest