Introduction: Stolmen and Ekby Compression Bookshelf System
An absurd set of requirements leads to a hacked compression shelving system for easy maneuverability and expansion.
Let's begin the short 'n sweet tour.
Step 1: Stolmen Poles
I used 32 brackets, half double-tongued for future expansion and half single-tongued for the exposed side.
Step 2: Threaded Tube Ends
Step 3: Threaded Leveling Mounts
Step 4: "Sandwich" Bolts
Step 5: Total Costs
Poles: 4 x $30 = $120
Brackets: 7 x 5-pack (with safety spares) at $15 = $105
Shelves: 8 x $30 = $240
Drill bit: $5
Bolts: 8 x 3-packs at $2.30: $19
Tube ends: 4 x $8.16: $32.64
Threaded feet: 4 x $4.75 and 4 x $2.38
Total: $550 and change for two substantial shelves
Shipping added about $50 for the leveling mounts and tube ends, not including trial and error orders.
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