The rope bridge bookshelf lets books have a relaxed home when they're not being read. It can be rough being opened and left in all sorts of locations during the reading process and the books have earned a nice break.
Step 1: Supplies
- Statlig board from Ikea
- Ekby Bjarnum shelf holder pair from Ikea
- steel washers
- Miter saw
- Drill press
Step 2: Chop
Using the miter saw, cut the wood into several pieces. With the board I had I got:
- 2x 2.5" pieces
- 11x 2" pieces
Step 3: Drill
Using the drill press I drilled out pairs of holes in all of the pieces. I clamped a couple of pieces of wood to the drill press to make sure that all of the holes would be aligned correctly.
Step 4: Start the Paracord
Cut off two lengths of paracord and singe the ends with your lighter to prevent fraying. Tie a knot in one end and start feeding it through the pieces of wood.
To make the knots extra secure, use the lighter to melt the knot into a gooey mass.
Step 5: Washers
String the cord through all of the pieces of wood, using the steel washers as spacers. I used three for each gap.
Step 6: Add the Bracket
Use the included hardware that came with the Ekby Bjarnum to attach the bracket to the wood.
Step 7: Hang It Up!
Find a nice spot for your bookshelf and install it! I used a few drywall anchors to keep everything nice and secure.
Now find some books that deserve a nice rest and put them down on it.