Introduction: One Man Works While Another Relaxes.

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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.

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Step 2: Varnish & Done.

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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.

Thanks.

Comments

rbicher (author)2016-04-11

This will be the birthday gift for my brother. Thanks for the great idea.

Swinkless (author)rbicher2016-04-12

Glad I could help. Thanks.

Timotheo (author)2016-04-06

Cool ! I painted the working man red and the resting man blue. Looks so good!

fraser02 (author)2016-04-05

very cool, nice work! creative...

what wood did you use to get enough weight to hold the books up?

Swinkless (author)fraser022016-04-06

Thanks, its just pallet wood as I had some left over from another project.

fraser02 (author)Swinkless2016-04-06

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!

Swinkless (author)fraser022016-04-06

Thanks, its just pallet wood as I had some left over from another project.

werdna17 (author)2016-04-05

A very unique idea! Good thinking

Swinkless (author)werdna172016-04-05

Thanks for the comment, don't forget to vote for me. Cheers.

Make_This (author)2016-04-04

Nice idea.

Swinkless (author)Make_This2016-04-05

Thanks, appreciate it.

ScottM99 (author)2016-04-04

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

Swinkless (author)ScottM992016-04-05

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.

M3G (author)2016-04-04

Nice work!

Swinkless (author)M3G2016-04-05

Thanks, really appreciate the comment.

Swinkless (author)2016-04-04

Forgot to mention if you like it, would really appreciate a vote in the hand tools only contest. Thanks.

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