Step 8:

Now that the dowl crosses are tied to the shelve we can raise the shelves into a vertical position.

The tricky part.
Take one end and lift the dowl cross into a vertical position. Pull the length of paracord that attaches the shelves to the dowl tight, so the shelves at one are supported by the paracord. Tie each end off using the bottom hole at the bottom of the cross. Repeat for both sides.

The shelves should be free standing but they have no shear stiffness. Make two lengths about 2m (6ft) of paracord and diagonally thread the paracord through the remaining top and bottom holes to form an X, this shear web provides the shear stiffness that stops the shelves folding over sideways.
Very nice, dandroid. Great that you use cord fr suspesion, cross bracing, etc rather than the ordinary screws. <br>What is a tenon saw? No, the question is: What is matlab? If I did this right, you will see I tenon saw. I will now look up Matlab. <br>Thanks
So what is that drill if you don't have any woodworking tools? ;D I didn't understand it at first but I looked through it and that's a pretty interesting design you got there with a nice result, although I'd sooner use screws and a few more boards for more stability. It looks like it's leaning against the wall though, can it stand up by itself?
A drill is a pretty standard power tool, before this I only used my electric drill to drill into walls. <br>Where would you use the boards and screws?<br>It stands up by itself but you have to be precised with the cord to get it to stand up completely straight.

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