The "Bookshelf"

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Introduction: The "Bookshelf"

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Let's make a real "Bookshelf" !

A bookcase is bound to be built on authors.

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

1- 1m² Foreks (that's a PVC based material) (10 mm and 5 mm)

2-  A Drill 

3 - 1.5 meter LED and 12V adapter

4 - Soldering Iron and Solder

5 - A can of spray paint (Black or your choice)

6 - Some connection stuff

Step 2: Step 2: Set the Form

I did some sketches and mockups to set form.

The important point is making the decision of the font. I used "Impact", because it's a compact font with bold glyphs, making our bookshelves stronger with a low percentage of spaces in the shelf

Step 3: Step 3: Here We Go! Let's Cut the Parts With CNC

it's preferrable to use .dwg format, but you can use other graphic formats as well.

Step 4: Step 4: We Are Painting the "bookshelf"

You can choose your color. I used black.

You had better refrain from painting the backside, so as to keep the reflection of light at it's optimum.

Step 5: Step 5: We Are Starting to Locate the LED's

After assembling the BOOKSHELF shelves to 90 degrees position using the bondage parts, placement of LED's to one another becomes our focus.

It's not a complicated process.

By using a soldring iron, bond plus to plus ends, minus to minus ends. That's all.


Step 6: Step 6: Now Connect the Parts

Now it is time to connect the shelves according to your design.




Step 7: Step 7: Finally!

Here you have created your personalized bookcase in 5 hours with simply 70 dollars!

The cream panel seen in the backside is the placeholder of the wall. I have made my design of the bookcase to be placed in the corner of a room, using the walls as the backside of the bookcase. 

This corner will be utilized as a bookcase. But there is more! 
The LEDs also provide an inviting ambiance for the room, and especially the books. Go bibliophils! 


If you haven't got any books yet, you can start to buy some :)

Keep in mind, that not the books support and glorify the names, but the names do it for the books.


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    Nice work!
    you should put something like wax paper behind it to diffuse the light so it spreads evenly

    lol nevermind i take the diffusion thing back

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    Beautiful!

    very well done. great idea, and great workmanship. I have no CNC machine, but i might do something like this.

    Wow, nicely done! Jjust the kind of thing I had in mind only about a 50th in size...

    Very inspiring! Thank you for sharing

    One of the coolest looking bookshelves I've ever seen. Absolutely brilliant.

    If ever the shelves were made too long and "wowed" a bit, you could add stiffeners that lined with the lettering and was mounted, of course, to the undersides.

    Even if the stiffeners were not one solid piece, as is often found on the front of a cabinet shelf, and were, instead, several short pieces, still, they would vastly improve the strength of a long shelf.

    Thank you for your interest and useful advises.
    I will take consideration.