Picture of Rope Bridge Bookshelf
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

Picture of 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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fungus amungus (author)  modernfurniture5 years ago
 It's so cute :)
nickodemus5 years ago
This is very interesting, what was your inspiration?
fungus amungus (author)  nickodemus5 years ago
a rope bridge
Good inspiration
fungus amungus (author)  Barrettkg5 years ago
Now that I look back at my question... I see how dumb it sounded. (blush)
PACW nickodemus5 years ago
 Didn't sound dumb to me.  If I build a rope bridge bookcase it will be for all my Stephen King books because rope bridges scare the daylights out of me.  No relaxed feel for me!  
fungus amungus (author)  nickodemus5 years ago
heh, don't worry about it. I tried to think if there was anything else that inspired it, but that's pretty much it. I love the curve of the rope bridge.
Yeah, I think it gives it a more relaxed feel. I always thought stand up bookshelves were either boring or ugly. Currently I've got a short (knee high) bookshelf under my computer desk, but I think I might make one of these now.
But why rope bridges? Why not cantilever bridges? What is it about rope bridges that appeals to your books?
caitlinsdad5 years ago
Hahahaha, add a micro and ailerons to disable Mr. Aerodynamic "Tacoma Narrows" Flutter! LOL
TailorU5 years ago
Hey there :0) It's really fun Fungie!
bowmaster5 years ago
This is really cool. It also gave me a cool idea, make a mega sized version, put some foam padding (like memory foam) on it, and use it as a bed. It would be really cool.
fungus amungus (author)  bowmaster5 years ago
Yes, something similar to that, but mattress sized.
 That would be epic.
Yeah it would. You could also put extra support beams to give it a contoured-to-your-body shape.
legomman2005 years ago
adder305 years ago
I see "Cradle to Cradle" on there.   Great book!
kcls5 years ago
Great job! very relaxing looking.
gmjhowe5 years ago
 That is a brilliant little project. The curve of the rope bridge is pretty nice.

So, with your obsession with shelves, and clocks, how long till be get the shelf clock?
fungus amungus (author)  gmjhowe5 years ago
I sketched out a circular shelf that could be used like that not too long ago. It could happen!

But not too likely. Besides, I have a couple of other clock projects that need to be finished. Been trying to clear the backlog to make way for new things.
 Haha, I am the same. Got too many things to get out the way, the mind gets crowded with too many unfinished projects.

I look forward to your clock projects! (I have plans for a massive projected analogue clock in the works)
mg0930mg5 years ago
A very very very neat little project, I might actually do.
RelientOwl5 years ago
the bookshelves in your house must be all different lol
Very Cool!!!
Brilliant ideas, as always. Keep up the good work! By the way, I was wondering, what inspired your username? Its always been a curious thing to me.... 
unigamer5 years ago
very very nice!  Might try this one.
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