This project is from our work in Diyarbakir, Kurdistan, during March 2013; see more here.
- Some knives - box cutters work well.
- A hand saw
- A ruler or measuring tape.
- A whole lot of cardboard, preferably large boxes of a similar size.
- Some 1L or 2L plastic bottles.
- A whole bunch of string, cord, wire...you could you tape if you wanted.
Step 1: Roll the Posts/columns:
After rolling the cardboard we cut slots in the cardboard (*see the drawing for measurements) with box-cutters and a sometimes a hand saw to make junctions for the cross beams.
We thought of using the bottles for vertical connectors between the sections of shelf but so far have just used cardboard.
Step 2: Cross-Beams
This is used to support the shelves and to keep the vertical supports at regular distances apart. You will have to decide the lengths of these pieces depending on the dimensions of your cardboard, and what you want to do put on the shelves. You should need 4 long beams and 4 short for the first shelf module.
Step 3: Awwww, Snap!
Step 4: Shelves & Slots.
Step 5: Repeat
Try not to get these too wet, they could melt.