Hello. This project I will take a different approach try to make a shelf. Maybe you have seen a doll’s house before, it just a section of the house, that you can see the interior in all the rooms, it’s usually 2- 3 stories. This project I design a section of an old building that has a window and a balcony on each floor, between each floor connected with a yellow stairs cast. The flat roof’s top has a half wall to support the as the end book. The color is light green and it seem to fated away by the sun light, so you can see the cement color and some point you can see the bricks. That is going to be my theme for the project. Let begin to work on the “SHELF ter” project.

The overall shelf dimension: Width 104 centimeters x Length 100 centimeters x Depth 23 centimeters.

Supplies that you need to do the “SHELF ter” project.

1. MDF 15 millimeters thickness and parawood, or depend on what you have, plywood will work as well. Due to the weight of the shelf, (but I used MDF.)

2. Spray paints colors: (light green, medium gray, dark gray, light yellow, light orange, beige, and (white as the primer), also wood stain.

3. Wood glue, air nail gun, screws 1/1/4 inches, and drill bits.

4. Masking tape and brown paper (to cover when painting).

Step 1: Cut MDF to Sizes

You need to draw 1:1 scale on the MDF and start cutting, you can use table saw, cut 5 pieces size (98 X 22 centimeters) that going to be the floors, 3 short walls (22X 22 centimeters), 3 Medium walls (33X 22 centimeters), 1 long wall (57X 22 centimeters), and 2 sizes of half wall (98X 8 centimeters and 22x 8 centimeters). Now you need to cut the stair opening on the floor (3x 7 centimeters), and window opening on the wall (12x 12 centimeters), you can use wood router to cut, but you need to make the template, so when you cut the opening will be the same size. After you have cut an opening , now you need to make the window molding from the thin piece of wood, the width should be about 14 millimeters. You need to cut, use wood glue and air nail gun to stick around the window (when use air gun make sure do not nail near the edge, it will make the wood split), it will look like the window frame, and also stick the molding on the top end of the wall. It will looks like the molding on the balcony. Then you need to fill in the air nail gun holes with filler or plaster mix and sand the piece, make sure that it’s smooth. Now you should prepare the MDF wood for painting, before that you need to apply the wood stain to all pieces, maybe twice should be enough, so the MDF will not absorb the spray paint too much, if too much the MDF will be swollen. Then you need to spray white paint as primer, make sure you cover all area maybe two or three times.

<p>Love this design! Never seen anything like it :D</p>
Very cool project, my cats would love this, they'ld probably kicked all of the books down.
<p>What a great idea and result. If the bookcases were on sliders they could act as bookends.</p>
<p>As a building designer, this caught my eye and made me grin! Your level of detail is wonderful. I would suggest not attaching the window trim until the walls are painted, so you can skip masking it. It can be attached fully finished, with a good glue and weighted (no real room for clamps) to avoid having to fill brad holes. </p><p>If I ever get around to making this, I visualize it with different styles for each story. Thanks for giving us a great as is project that can still accommodate all the inspiration we toss at it. A DEFINITE VOTE YES!</p>
I was thinking the same to have each floor different color and style, but I have not much time to do. I also make &quot;Third Dimensions SHELF&quot; as well. <br><br>Thank you for your comments. I try to it better next time. <br>
<p>Very nice! Just voted for you :)</p>
Thank you very much.
<p>By far, the best!!! Voted!</p>
<p>I think this would be the perfect doll house for a little girl. It could sit on the floor against a wall. When she got older, some of the shelves could keep her special books. When she was too old for a doll house, the shelves could be mounted on the wall and become a treasured piece of her childhood that she could use forever.</p>
<p>Very nice, It's just plain clever and well made. Play/storage without taking up floor space. One thing though, watch your head at the top of the stairs... :o)</p>
Wow! Very neat project! Voted :)
thank you.
<p>thats brillaint and fun</p>
<p>Great stuff. You can probably adapt this for cats too. Catifing! :)</p>
<p>I love it! It reminds me of a work by M.C. Escher. If only I had the time, recources, and a place to put a shelf like this...</p>

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