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

  1. Statlig board from Ikea
  2. Ekby Bjarnum shelf holder pair from Ikea
  3. paracord
  4. steel washers
  1. Miter saw
  2. Drill press
  3. Lighter
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<p>can't wait to make it!!!??</p>
very cool
<p>Very nice, love the look of it</p>
<p>Hey, I just discovered your shelf and really like it. Very cool! </p><p>Have you built a shelf double the length? If so, how well did it work? What did you learn to make it work. </p><p>One obvious thing I can think that will be a challenge is the weight. Drywall anchors probably are not strong enough to hold, but maybe locating wall studs so that it can be screwed in security. </p>
<p>Ah, Just when I was looking for an aesthetically pleasing shelf to put a few books and computer games on, I find this :D<br><br>Thankyou :)</p>
how much did the materials cost you?
That is so cool, thanks for the share.
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Here is my Rope Bridge Shelf :) <br> <br> <br>http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F2S/5LZQ/H7997RK6/F2S5LZQH7997RK6.THUMB.jpg <br> <br>I used 5mm steel wire for more strength. <br> <br>Thank you for this helpful project!
How long did it take to build one? <br>Selda@<a href="http://miamirealestateinc.com" rel="nofollow">Miami</a>
I worked inefficiently and it lasted one week. It could had been ended earlier.
Nice! Good call on the wire, too. The paracord has held up, but stronger is better.
&nbsp;i LOVE THIS it would make a cool cat bed if you put carpet on the top of it.
That's exactly what I was thinking! It would just have to be a bit bigger.
My cat would sit on it if it was too small or not.<br><br>But then again, my cat has a few problems...
I got 99 problems, but a cat ain't one of them. <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>Thankfully <br>
all cats have problems.... that is why I like em
Thats why i don't like em!
This is so far out mad, it's gone right around the universe and re-entered at genius! Love it!
I am making this this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is a great idea. now i will have lucky books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
<strong>I made it with stuff from home depot. Now I need to find some studs! :-) </strong>
Good luck. I've been looking for a stud for a long time.
It looks so fun! I think you must have some of the luckiest books in the world, they must have a very fun time at your house. If I ever find the time, this is definitely going on my list of things to make.
This is fantastic! I think it would be great for too if you wanted to make several and dedicate a whole wall to them. I've been wanting to build a bookcase but don't really want a big hulking book case in the corner of my bedroom. But several layers of these on the smallest wall would be great! I could even put little motion activated accent lights under them. :) Thanks!
Thanks for your great instruction! I also tried it myself and wrote a German instruction: <a href="http://www.expli.de/anleitung/buecher-regal-als-haengebruecke-bauen-3706/" rel="nofollow">H&auml;ngebr&uuml;cken Regal selber bauen</a>
Nice job!
Wow! Man fungus - you keep outdoing your bookshelves time after time. Awesome concept, perfect execution :)
Thanks, Josh! Good luck with your new venture!
it's really impressive........i'll try it asap!!!!!
That is very clever and it mostly eliminates the need for book ends. I'd be inclined to make a frame that the bridge sits in, and then hang the frame off the wall..<br /> <br /> There is a thing about &quot;slinging loads&quot; that most people don't know anything about. <br /> <br /> Think crane - vertical wire rope. Think long load - like a big steel beam.<br /> <br /> So to make the beam hang horizontally, a spreader is used, like an upside down&nbsp; 'Y'.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; |<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; |<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; / \<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; /&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; \<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; /&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; \<br /> =========<br /> <br /> The shallower the angle in the spreader, the greater the tension in the rope.<br /> <br /> The beam may weigh 10 tons, but the forces in each leg of the spreader may be 50 tons.<br /> <br /> Hence the books may weigh 4Kg, but the forces pulling each arm restraining the rope bridge may be holding 10kg.... or more.<br /> <br /> You can work it out with triangulation in a vector diagram or use some basic fish scales, a biggish piece of timber or pipe and some cord.<br /> <br /> <br />
i kinda like this. it's something new :)<br />
wont the books fall over?<br />
I'm comfortable living with that uncertainty.<br />
Great answer man! Really clever<br />
&nbsp;I don't think they'd be any more unstable than on a normal bookshelf without bookends.
Very cool! How about adding a rope railing to give it some novelty.
Then it would be too literal for me and harder to get the books on and off. There's enough novelty there already.<br />
I think you missunderstood my use of the word &quot;novelty.&quot; What I meant was change the style of the shelf from what I see as contemporary to more eclectic. Personally, I would build the shelf as you did, just thought I'd throw the idea out there for those with less contemporary tastes. It is a great looking shelf.
That would be so cool!&nbsp;&nbsp;Plus, really handy here in California!&nbsp;&nbsp;(rumble, rumble, shake, shake)&nbsp;&nbsp;;)<br />
&nbsp;Thank you its a very nice project!
thanks<br />
Great design!!&nbsp;<br /> For sure I will make one for my house, It goes very good with my <a href="http://www.modani.com" rel="nofollow">modern furniture</a>.<br /> <br /> this <span class="stepTitle">Rope Bridge Bookshelf can go very good in any Bedroom, Patio &amp; ktichen<br /> </span>
thanks<br />
&nbsp;It's so cute :)
This is very interesting, what was your inspiration?<br />
a rope bridge<br />
Good inspiration

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