Quick and fun project to brighten up the bookshelf.

The part list could not be simpler;

  1. x4 - 200mm long pallet wood boards.
  2. X2 - Wooden Artists Mannequin £5 each. http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/wooden-artists-mannequin/566722-1000
  3. Varnish. http://www.diy.com/departments/ronseal-matt-interior-varnish-250ml/176041_BQ.prd?icamp=recs

  4. Loctite.

  5. It really is that simple.

Step 1: Glue and Screw.

Step 2: Varnish & Done.

Two coats of varnish ensuring to sand in between each coat, and your all done. Overall really happy with this and it does brighten up a bookshelf.

The best part is that their homemade and original.

Appreciate any feedback and comments.


<p>This will be the birthday gift for my brother. Thanks for the great idea.</p>
<p>Glad I could help. Thanks.</p>
<p>Cool ! I painted the working man red and the resting man blue. Looks so good!</p>
<p>very cool, nice work! creative...</p><p>what wood did you use to get enough weight to hold the books up?</p>
<p>Thanks, its just pallet wood as I had some left over from another project.</p>
Ok, just asking because a couple of years ago i tried a similar thing, but made the mistake of using MDF and of course it didn't have the weight to hold any books up... don't ask why i didn't realize it wouldn't first!
<p>Thanks, its just pallet wood as I had some left over from another project.</p>
A very unique idea! Good thinking
<p>Thanks for the comment, don't forget to vote for me. Cheers.</p>
Nice idea.
<p>Thanks, appreciate it.</p>
Great idea. I really like it. I think I'm going to do it with a small mod. I'll post when I'm done. You got my vote
<p>I wanted to keep it really simple, which is why I glued and screwed it together. Very interested to see what you do and look forward to seeing it. Thanks.</p>
<p>Nice work!</p>
<p>Thanks, really appreciate the comment.</p>
<p>Forgot to mention if you like it, would really appreciate a vote in the hand tools only contest. Thanks.</p>

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