Step 1: Materials
we also needed a 7" wide 20" long piece of maple
Two metric bolts and wasers
1- 1/4 bolt with fender washer and wing nut
18 wood screws
4- 1" by 20" boards
Step 2: Cut the Wood and Drill Some Holes
After deciding the size of the book case. This was done by measuring the seat and seeing how much wood i had. The bottom I measured in three inches from the sides and two inches from the back. This will place the book case on the very edge of the seat.
next I made a mark for the screw hole and a mark 1 inch on either side. I drilled a hole for the retaining screw and washer on the middle mark and a one inch hole on the edge of the other marks leaving one inch between the large holes with a small hole in the middle. This is so you can stick your fingers in and line up the screw with the bottom part of the hold downs that fit in the channels.
Step 3: Box Construction
Step 4: Table Construction
I then drilled a 1/4" hole in the center and three inches from the end centered. Using the jig saw I cut a 1/4" channel between the holes after using a straight edge to connect the tops and bottoms of the holes. Then i ran the drill up and down the channel a couple of times to make sure the bolt would fit.
Should have done this before screwing it together but i drilled a hole in the middle of the middle shelf.
The table is bolted on the bottom of the shelf with a wing nut on the bottom and the top of the bolt counter sunk.
Step 5: Work in Progress
This was a work in progress and several improvements are in the plans.
Sliding bookend or strap to keep books from falling off on on ramps and turns.
drink holder (maybe a hole in desk)
reading light for night travel
Bacon dispenser (who wouldn't want that)