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  • Gergith commented on aeray's instructable Cheap, easy, low-waste bookshelf plans6 months ago
    Cheap, easy, low-waste bookshelf plans

    I currently have Rubbermade single track shelving in my room right now. I have an excessive amount of graphic novels on them. Literally just shy of 2000 :pI have about 58-59' feet of books right now. Most of them are on shelving. Only about 3' remain in boxes off shelf. Kinda excessive, but what're you going to do? :p14 shelves on the wall.I've used about 90" of vertical single track rails (single track was a STUPID idea for the weight. They bow just slightly. Hence finding your tutorial as these brackets won't last the move.)I have two vertical shelving units. Each I've used 3 rails/brackets spaced about 22" apart. Both have 7 shelves each. 12 of the shelves are 10"x48" (10 in. x 48 in. White Laminate Decorative Shelf by Rubbermade). the remaining 2 are 12" x 4...see more »I currently have Rubbermade single track shelving in my room right now. I have an excessive amount of graphic novels on them. Literally just shy of 2000 :pI have about 58-59' feet of books right now. Most of them are on shelving. Only about 3' remain in boxes off shelf. Kinda excessive, but what're you going to do? :p14 shelves on the wall.I've used about 90" of vertical single track rails (single track was a STUPID idea for the weight. They bow just slightly. Hence finding your tutorial as these brackets won't last the move.)I have two vertical shelving units. Each I've used 3 rails/brackets spaced about 22" apart. Both have 7 shelves each. 12 of the shelves are 10"x48" (10 in. x 48 in. White Laminate Decorative Shelf by Rubbermade). the remaining 2 are 12" x 48" of the same style. Both are 5/8ths of an inch thick They are showing a bit of sagging but aren't that bad all things considered. They are listed online as being able to hold 200lbs per shelf. They are laminated and I believe particle board, but still sturdy given that.I was wondering if you thought your project could be completed with the boards I currently have?The idea would be to build something 90" tall, 4' wide, 10" deep with 7 shelves.I'd, at VERY least, be using 4 uprights. I think 2x4s based on what I've read? I was also thinking of using 2 2x2s in the centre to make it more stable. Giving it 4 2x4s and 2 2x2s as the uprights.I'd also be anchoring it to the wall, one way or another.Do you think this design should be stable enough?My third question is about the 2 12" deep shelves I have. Do you think it would be save to notch out sections for the 2x4's to make a pattern kinda like the one below? With the cut outs allowing a 2x4 to still sandwich 10" of board? (Kinda sketches me out with the particle board, but might be safer with actual hardwood.)|------|2x4|-----------------|2x4|------||_________________________|The only downside I can see to this design is not being able to see a certain section of my books as a result of the 2x4s obscuring that section. In addition to that, I'm slightly concerned about the ease of access to any of the ones in between. uprights. Regardless, I think those drawbacks might be acceptable given my need for excessive amounts of shelving and most likely moving to a place without the ability to install rails.Thanks for your time reading this and your feedback if you give it :D Great writeup aeray!

    I currently have Rubbermade single track shelving in my room right now. I have an excessive amount of graphic novels on them. Literally just shy of 2000 :pI have about 58-59' feet of books right now. Most of them are on shelving. Only about 3' remain in boxes off shelf. Kinda excessive, but what're you going to do? :p14 shelves on the wall.I've used about 90" of vertical single track rails (single track was a STUPID idea for the weight. They bow just slightly. Hence finding your tutorial as these brackets won't last the move.)I have two vertical shelving units. Each I've used 3 rails/brackets spaced about 22" apart. Both have 7 shelves each. 12 of the shelves are 10"x48" (10 in. x 48 in. White Laminate Decorative Shelf by Rubbermade). the remaining 2 are 12" x ...see more »I currently have Rubbermade single track shelving in my room right now. I have an excessive amount of graphic novels on them. Literally just shy of 2000 :pI have about 58-59' feet of books right now. Most of them are on shelving. Only about 3' remain in boxes off shelf. Kinda excessive, but what're you going to do? :p14 shelves on the wall.I've used about 90" of vertical single track rails (single track was a STUPID idea for the weight. They bow just slightly. Hence finding your tutorial as these brackets won't last the move.)I have two vertical shelving units. Each I've used 3 rails/brackets spaced about 22" apart. Both have 7 shelves each. 12 of the shelves are 10"x48" (10 in. x 48 in. White Laminate Decorative Shelf by Rubbermade). the remaining 2 are 12" x 48" of the same style. Both are 5/8ths of an inch thick They are showing a bit of sagging but aren't that bad all things considered. They are listed online as being able to hold 200lbs per shelf. They are laminated and I believe particle board, but still sturdy given that.I was wondering if you thought your project could be completed with the boards I currently have?The idea would be to build something 90" tall, 4' wide, 10" deep with 7 shelves.I'd, at VERY least, be using 4 uprights. I think 2x4s based on what I've read? I was also thinking of using 2 2x2s in the centre to make it more stable. Giving it 4 2x4s and 2 2x2s as the uprights.I'd also be anchoring it to the wall, one way or another.Do you think this design should be stable enough?My third question is about the 2 12" deep shelves I have. Do you think it would be save to notch out sections for the 2x4's to make a pattern kinda like the one below? With the cut outs allowing a 2x4 to still sandwich 10" of board? (Kinda sketches me out with the particle board, but might be safer with actual hardwood.)------------------------------------------| __ __ ||___| |____________| |___|The only downside I can see to this design is not being able to see a certain section of my books as a result of the 2x4s obscuring that section. In addition to that, I'm slightly concerned about the ease of access to any of the ones in between. uprights. Regardless, I think those drawbacks might be acceptable given my need for excessive amounts of shelving and most likely moving to a place without the ability to install rails.Thanks for your time reading this and your feedback if you give it :D Great writeup aeray!

    I currently have Rubbermade single track shelving in my room right now. I have an excessive amount of graphic novels on them. Literally just shy of 2000 :pI have about 58-59' feet of books right now. Most of them are on shelving. Only about 3' remain in boxes off shelf. Kinda excessive, but what're you going to do? :p14 shelves on the wall.I've used about 90" of vertical single track rails (single track was a STUPID idea for the weight. They bow just slightly. Hence finding your tutorial as these brackets won't last the move.)I have two vertical shelving units. Each I've used 3 rails/brackets spaced about 22" apart. Both have 7 shelves each. 12 of the shelves are 10"x48" (10 in. x 48 in. White Laminate Decorative Shelf by Rubbermade). the remaining 2 are 12" x 4...see more »I currently have Rubbermade single track shelving in my room right now. I have an excessive amount of graphic novels on them. Literally just shy of 2000 :pI have about 58-59' feet of books right now. Most of them are on shelving. Only about 3' remain in boxes off shelf. Kinda excessive, but what're you going to do? :p14 shelves on the wall.I've used about 90" of vertical single track rails (single track was a STUPID idea for the weight. They bow just slightly. Hence finding your tutorial as these brackets won't last the move.)I have two vertical shelving units. Each I've used 3 rails/brackets spaced about 22" apart. Both have 7 shelves each. 12 of the shelves are 10"x48" (10 in. x 48 in. White Laminate Decorative Shelf by Rubbermade). the remaining 2 are 12" x 48" of the same style. Both are 5/8ths of an inch thick They are showing a bit of sagging but aren't that bad all things considered. They are listed online as being able to hold 200lbs per shelf. They are laminated and I believe particle board, but still sturdy given that.I was wondering if you thought your project could be completed with the boards I currently have?The idea would be to build something 90" tall, 4' wide, 10" deep with 7 shelves.I'd, at VERY least, be using 4 uprights. I think 2x4s based on what I've read? I was also thinking of using 2 2x2s in the centre to make it more stable. Giving it 4 2x4s and 2 2x2s as the uprights.I'd also be anchoring it to the wall, one way or another.Do you think this design should be stable enough?My third question is about the 2 12" deep shelves I have. Do you think it would be safe to notch out sections for the 2x4's to make a pattern kinda like the one in the image attached? (sorry for the horrible sketch) With the cut outs allowing a 2x4 to still sandwich 10" of board? (Kinda sketches me out with the particle board, but might be safer with actual hardwood.)The only downside I can see to this design is not being able to see a certain section of my books as a result of the 2x4s obscuring that section. In addition to that, I'm slightly concerned about the ease of access to any of the ones in between. uprights. Regardless, I think those drawbacks might be acceptable given my need for excessive amounts of shelving and most likely moving to a place without the ability to install rails.Thanks for your time reading this and your feedback if you give it :D Great writeup aeray!

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