Instructables: exploring - workshop - bookshelves - popular Tue, 1 Dec 2015 16:12:53 PST BLOX v1.01 How to build a Plywood Bookcase
How to build a Plywood Bookcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cheiron After several years worth of frustration with the sagging shelves of el-cheapo bookcases crammed full of books, and a limited budget, I decided to take matters into my own hands.  This bookcase is made from 3/4" plywood, 2x4's and a bit of trim. It measures 7 feet tall, 4 feet wide and 1 foot deep. ...
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Mon, 31 May 2010 22:08:43 PDT
Slot Joint Adjustable Bookshelves
Slot Joint Adjustable Bookshelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ypink We love our loft apartment, but it only has one closet. So we have to get creative with clothing and book storage. A large shelf was a good solution for stacking folded clothing and other things. Living in a loft we were able to make a 8ft tall shelf. I found some inspiration from New Zealand design...
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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 23:53:30 PST
How to mount a shelf with wood shelf brackets
How to mount a shelf with wood shelf brackets - More DIY How To Projects]]> tmorris28 Everyone needs a single shelf somewhere in their home.  I will show you how to mount a shelf measuring 3/4" X 10" X 36".  To support the shelf, I'm using two cherry concave 8 shelf brackets from Tyler Morris Woodworking.  One shelf bracket is mounted to a wooden stud and the other is attached to dry...
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Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:19:50 PST
Transforming Workbench & Storage
Transforming Workbench & Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> polyglot45 My girlfriend is an artist and has been infinitely patient with the fact that our previous living situations have prevented her from having a nice and functional studio space at home. We bought a house earlier this year which meant that we were no longer living under the constraints of a tenant-land...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:38:38 PDT
Wall Pocket #2
Wall Pocket #2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> inventy Is it a shelf, is it a book case, is it a shelfie? Nooo: it’s a Wall Pocket #2.This shelf is invisibly connected to the wall. It is to store not only a couple of books but also stuff that would normally fall of like hats and gloves, but also magazines and plants. Fill the pocket with a lamp and your...
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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09:23:43 PDT
floating bookshelf using french cleets
floating bookshelf using french cleets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Shawn_palmiter So the wifey wanted a bookshelf for the house an since I hav been building things around the house I opened my mouth an said I will make u that. I wanted it to be nice so I used raw cypress I got from the local saw can buy wood of your choice but if you don't mind a little work the gra...
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Wed, 7 Oct 2015 20:20:33 PDT
wall of bookshelves with a rolling ladder 'on the cheap'
wall of bookshelves with a rolling ladder 'on the cheap' - More DIY How To Projects]]> mynewestproject I've been wanting a wall of floor to ceiling bookshelves with a rolling ladder (to reach the top shelves)..see the pic of what I wish I could afford....for a long time but money is tight (as is for lots of us...). I spent some time researching these type of shelving! get your wallet out...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:52:32 PST
Simple Floating Shelf
Simple Floating Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> leonroode I always wanted to build my own floating shelves and had seen some similar ideas but they were not quite as solid so took a little time to think about how I could improve on the ideas I had seen and still keep it simple. This is what i came up with. Materials 1) Piece of solid wood for the shelf...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 09:25:38 PDT
Nautilus Bookshelf
Nautilus Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> ewilhelm Children's books are all drastically different sizes. Putting them into a bookshelf seems almost futile because they're either too big and don't fit or are too small and waste space (plus they're only moments away from being pulled out onto the floor anyway). Rather then worry about this, I decided ...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:43:28 PDT
Folding Shelves
Folding Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> makerbrian I wanted a set of shelves that could be folded up and stored flat if need be. I wanted something that could be easily moved as well. This is what i came up with. I made two of these folding shelves.Materials for one shelf unit. - 1 x 10 boards (about 14 linear feet total)- 3 pairs of hinges (pic...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:49:04 PDT
Simple Cheap Modern Comic Book Display Shelf
Simple Cheap Modern Comic Book Display Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> dustin_little I have always wanted to display my comics for decorative purposes the problem was it is hard to get those little buggers to stand up! Solution! Two, seven foot long modern clean DIY comic books shelves for less that ten bucks a pop! Tools Table Saw for cutting a groove Jig Saw for cutting shapesS...
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Sat, 23 May 2015 07:16:21 PDT
Rain Machine
Rain Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> adarz have you ever wanted to film, a movie that occurs in the winter but it was the middle of the summer and not even a single cloud was in the sky?I've brought you the solution! a rain machine! Stuff you will need for building this machine i used a wooden frame the i already had for another project (...
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Fri, 15 May 2015 06:56:32 PDT
Bookcase Shelves That Do Not Sag
Bookcase Shelves That Do Not Sag - More DIY How To Projects]]> ProfHankD Books are heavy and most shelving materials, especially low-cost engineered wood materials like particle board, will slowly sag under their weight. Here's a simple method for making cheap particle board shelves that look good and keep a straight horizontal span despite long-term heavy loading. I've ...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2009 20:26:04 PDT
"Steel Pipe" Bookcase
"Steel Pipe" Bookcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> zymurgeneticist Anyone who attempts to buy bookcases usually encounters the following string of questions, "Why do these cost so much money?", "Why are they all ugly?", "Who ever thought laminated plywood looked good?", and "What are these archaic things you call books?".It took over a year of looking at bookcases ...
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 22:05:42 PDT
Wall-mounted horizontal ladder shelf
Wall-mounted horizontal ladder shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> chrismo It's been a while, but I'm back with another instructable! This time with a practical wall mounted ladder!I came about this idea after seeing a photo on my Facebook news feed with a small ladder mounted on a wall. I thought to myself, what a cool idea that is...but it needs to be bigger! and now tha...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:58:54 PST
Simple Iron & Wood Shelves
Simple Iron & Wood Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> bobwilliams This was a project my wife came across somewhere a while back and cannot find it now. Changed it slightly from the original and didn't see it on here so thought I'd share.Very easy to make and simple materials. Basically some plumping caps, flanges & nipples, and a 2x6x8.With this, we were able to...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:56:20 PST
HomeMade Modern DIY Pipe Shelves
HomeMade Modern DIY Pipe Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> homemademodern There are a lot of ways to use iron plumber's pipe to make shelves. Here's the way that has worked well for me. Pipe shelving systems are not cheap but are a great investment because they can be disassembled and adapted to almost any setting. If you're renting your current home or move often, they'r...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:11:01 PST
How to make a BAT-bookshelf
How to make a BAT-bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> briciius if you want to make this awesome DC comics inspired bookshelf you will need some stuff :2 pine wood panel size 180 cm x 70 cm jigsaw - drill - wood glue - sand paper and a lot of clamp !!!! Trace the plan of the bookshelf. as always i use illustrator to trace the plan.If you want the AI files, fe...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:27:19 PST
Lighted Pipe-supported Shelves
Lighted Pipe-supported Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> walter.warren1 In updating from some Walmart style particle board and veneer type shelving units to something more durable and interesting, I decided on the industrial design appearance of shelves made using steel pipe and fittings as the supports. The internet is crowded with photos of this style, but I wanted m...
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:33:19 PDT
Tree Branch Bookshelf
Tree Branch Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> CrazyClever I've found myself in a new apartment that I've decided to theme with a touch of nature everywhere you look. My plan is to build most of my furniture/ decorations myself and I started with this branch bookshelf. It was insprired by a quick google search that lead me to the work of Olivier Dolle's bra...
By: CrazyClever

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:14:04 PDT
Simple Hanging Shelves (folding)
Simple Hanging Shelves (folding) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mded These are far from the prettiest hanging shelves on instructables, but they may be the simplest. Materials Materials a board or flat object that you can drill holes in string that will hold a knot two screws, 1 1/2" or longertwo washers big enough to go over the shaft of the screw and the ...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:56:16 PDT
The Manhattan Industrial Pipe Shelf
The Manhattan Industrial Pipe Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> alesandrome This certainly isn't the first Industrial Pipe Shelf Instructables, but it's a good primer for someone working in a smaller urban space sans workshop. Read on for a how-to on Manhattan making.. Spray paint the pipes Before anything, you need to head to Home Depot (23rd Street worked well for me h...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:46:57 PDT
Bookcase Secret Entrance
Bookcase Secret Entrance - More DIY How To Projects]]> thepocketmerlin Every man cave needs a special entrance. Working from home keeps me locked up in this room more hours than I can count, the least I can do is have a fun way of getting in. This instructable will show how I made my own "secret" entrance and for the most part my own safe room. Due to the placement o...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 18:11:57 PDT
Secret DVD/Bookcase Door
Secret DVD/Bookcase Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> stratigary Since I was a kid, I've always wanted a movie theater and a secret door in my house. Now that I'm all grown up I have built my theater but was losing space to a poorly placed door that led into a very small room containing my sump. I decided to reclaim that space by moving the door, creating a pla...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:23:47 PDT
Build a Hanging Shelf System
Build a Hanging Shelf System - More DIY How To Projects]]> Greg Pless This modular, attractive and easily configurable shelf system can be built nearly entirely using readily available parts and materials from any big box hardware store. The locking collars can be found online. Follow these, simplified steps and you can build something similar, of your own design, i...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:06:08 PDT
Invisible 'floating' bookshelf
Invisible 'floating' bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> tobychan After seeing some of the cool invisible bookshelves that people had put on here, I finally got round to doing my own. Here are the results! First of all, in a room where space is already at a premium, the logical step is to build up rather than out and make use of space that is otherwise wasted....
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Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:58:19 PDT
Hidden bookcase door with magnetic lock
Hidden bookcase door with magnetic lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdtiny71 I had my woodworking shop in the basement storage room, but people were always peeking in trying to see my half finished creations.  I decided to make the room a bit less conspicuous.  It took me ~12 hours of work spread over a couple weekends.  Most of the time was actually me trying to figure out...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:28:44 PST
Under Stairs Shelves
Under Stairs Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> CHARLESCRANFORD I am entering this Instructable into the Organization Contest.  Please vote.  If not for this Instructable, then another entry.  Thanks Wasted Space Somewhere in your house, shed, barn, garage, or whatever, you may have wasted space under your stairs!  Spiders are the only occupants taking advant...

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:57:23 PST
The Floating Shelves
The Floating Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- I don't know about you, but I have some stuff ... and some of that stuff looks pretty nifty on a shelf. If you saw "The Faux Metal Desk," you know my hatred for MDF, but you also know I had some left over and planned to use it specifically for shelves. I wanted the shelves to be substantial ... not...

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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:27:14 PST
Desk-size Grand Piano Bookshelf
Desk-size Grand Piano Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> jointerjon Have you ever wanted to get that music lover in your house a gift they will remember without paying between $15,000 to $150,000 for a concert grand piano? Well here is your chance! I wanted to build a bookshelf that would sit snuggly on a desk and look nice enough that you would not get tired of sta...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:12:13 PST
Workshop secret door/shelving
Workshop secret door/shelving - More DIY How To Projects]]> blogsdo Regular doors are boring. This is a pocket door based off of barn door hardware. Due to the capacity of the hardware, its possible to build shelves into the design. There are some awesome hidden doors that when trimmed out are impossible to detect.... this isn't one of them. It's in a workshop in an...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 19:17:49 PST
Invisible wall-mounted bookshelf
Invisible wall-mounted bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> beatnikchick This method for creating invisible, wall-mounted bookshelves DOES NOT require damaging a book as part of the construction process. You can use any variation on the materials I have listed. The key is to use what you have around the house, if at all possible, and keep it cheap. Remember, it doesn't m...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 15:50:50 PST
My Room - Improved!
My Room - Improved! - More DIY How To Projects]]> tclemmo To be honest, I'm really quite happy with my room right now. But everything has room for improvement, and there's a 3D printer at stake! Seriously, who wouldn't want a 3D printer? But anyway, back on topic. As you can see, I LOVE my storage space. Being a bookworm really doesn't help! I've already g...
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:37:08 PST
A shelf unit made from leftover pieces of wood
A shelf unit made from leftover pieces of wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> Elliot Lord I had lots of unused shelves and cut-off pieces from others and I decided to make a contained shelf unit with them. I wanted it to design itself, meaning the pieces would stay the same length as far as possible so that it would have to fit together in whatever way it could. First I had to measure th...
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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:49:13 PDT
Three-Plate Shelves
Three-Plate Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> jgattas I needed some new shelves but wanted to be able to disassemble/reconfigure/extend them if needed.  As such, I built these three-plate shelves. They use press-fit finger joints so no screws or glue are needed to put them together, and the connections tessellate so the shelves can be extended up/acros...
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 10:12:58 PDT
Adjustable Table Top Book Rack
Adjustable Table Top Book Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni You want a cool weekend project?? How about a weekend project to do with your kids, to introduce them to the fun world of woodworking?  Interested? Here is a cool table top book rack which is great to keep all those books organized on your don't have much books to problem...ju...
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 05:31:15 PDT
Cheap Storage Shelves
Cheap Storage Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> drcj Our kitchen was getting too cluttered with not enough counter-space, so I decided to make some cheap heavy duty storage shelves. Total cost was around $55 not including tools. Each of the 4 shelves are 21"x 45" and the assembled structure stands 78" tall. Materials & Tools                  ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 14:30:26 PDT
Make a "Book" Shelf
Make a "Book" Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> ctx1985 I was just sitting around twiddling my thumbs and an idea popped into my head. I wonder if I can make a shelf out of an old book? The answer is yes! It's extremely easy, requires minimum tools and very little time. The end result is a pretty cool little shelf! Tools: -Screwdriver -Awl (or somethin...
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Sat, 25 May 2013 08:27:54 PDT
Tetris shaped board game closet
Tetris shaped board game closet - More DIY How To Projects]]> B00mrang If you are like many board games aficionados, the more board games you get, the more annoying it is to get to the one you actually want. You can see what my board game closet used to look like. Every time I was trying to get to one game, it was a risky business. Trying to have them all sorted corre...
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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:39:42 PDT
Build a "vintage" barn board railroad spike coat rack & hat shelf
Build a "vintage" barn board railroad spike coat rack & hat shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> damianzuch I saw one of these that someone had made and really liked the idea, so I decided to try it myself (and I added about six more feet to the length). There's all sorts of safety hazards with this Instructable so please be careful if you decide to make one. Also, I'm pretty sure you're not allowed to wa...
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 13:25:42 PDT
Building a Piano Bookcase for free!
Building a Piano Bookcase for free! - More DIY How To Projects]]> monkeywork Ok, I blame this one on my mother. She saw somewhere online this idea of taking an old piano and creating a bookshelf. She sent that idea to my wife, who forwarded the idea onto me. My wife then jumps onto CraigsList to find a free piano. And of course, she finds one. Now, before the Piano Police ...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:52:55 PDT
Build a bookshelf from an old server rack and scrap lumber.
Build a bookshelf from an old server rack and scrap lumber. - More DIY How To Projects]]> GeekTinker Arch Reactor, the local Hackerspace in St. Louis, Missouri needed a better bookshelf than the one we were using.  It needed to be sturdy enough to hold books and large enough to hold all of our books, magazines, and games.   (This bookshelf is very sturdy and isn't going anywhere soon, so Please vo...
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 06:53:00 PDT
Double Wall Curved Bookshelf
Double Wall Curved Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> danny.carmen The main instructions are in BOLD - for those of you who just like to get a direction and go for it.  For those of you who like a little bit more detail, look to the fine print. Alright, so in this instructable we are going to learn the skills needed to create the bookshelf pictured above.  It is m...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:30:07 PDT
Ladder Bookshelf
Ladder Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> action pig I found this amazing, dingy old ladder in the trash around the same time I discovered half-price bookstores.  I can't bring myself to buy those canned pressed-wood department-store bookshelves anymore and I need space for my Lemony Snicket collection.  Hence this project! Materials -ladder -wood fo...
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Sat, 9 Mar 2013 21:25:20 PST
Modular bookshelf
Modular bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Luegg I wanted to build a good-looking and practical bookshelf for our new apartement. Since the apartement is on the top floor, the ceiling is angular and the bookshelf had to be fitted to the wall. I decided to design it in a modular way, so it can easily be adapted to different circumstances. It took s...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 08:41:17 PST
Stylish and easy to make bookshelf
Stylish and easy to make bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Natasz I'm quite happy with that fact that the first piece of furniture I built is a bookshelf. I wanted to make something large enough to keep all my books, and stylish at the same time. I like somewhat futuristic and organic designs with plenty curved lines, and you can see that in this shelf. Generally ...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2009 06:49:57 PST
Bookshelf (Design by Strooom)
Bookshelf (Design by Strooom) - More DIY How To Projects]]> strooom Books are heavy, and as a result lots of bookshelves bend. Also, most bookshelves stand on the floor, making them not so stable, dirt collects behind them, and cleaning the floor is difficult. Standing on the floor many books are not at eye-height, which is not ergonomic either. So I decided to des...
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Thu, 7 Feb 2013 05:18:00 PST
Adjustable bookshelf for angled walls
Adjustable bookshelf for angled walls - More DIY How To Projects]]> simonvp Since angled walls/roofs are hard to make shelving systems for, I have made a bookshelf to utilize this mostly lost space. You can adjust the bookshelf to every angle, by adapting the bolts en setting the angle right.  If you want to, you can also put it on a regular wall, wherever you want, or on a...
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 12:21:37 PST
How To: Build A Custom Bookcase
How To: Build A Custom Bookcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> Toolmonger We have fun with woodworking no matter what the project is, but the most rewarding thing for us is making our own furniture. Let's say you wanted a solid oak bookcase but didn't have the four to six hundred bucks a retail store would want for one. You can achieve the same effect for less than half ...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2009 10:17:36 PST
Circular Cardboard Shadowbox (Hot-glue method)
Circular Cardboard Shadowbox (Hot-glue method) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Scriptone This mini cardboard shadowbox is a template for a much larger Circular Bookshelf. Its durable and great for holding your most memorable and treasured miniature items. When I'm able to find more cardboard, I'll put up images of the larger bookshelf, using these instructions. In the meanwhile, enjoy t...
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Tue, 8 Mar 2011 02:25:16 PST