Instructables: exploring - workshop - bookshelf - featured Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:50:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 Inset Bookcase
Inset Bookcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> gruxton This is a simple MDF bookshelf inset into a pine surround with a shadow gap for a simple design with character. The overall size was 850 x 190 x 900mm (WxDxH), with 3 bookshelf compartments.Materials9mm 1220 x 2440 (4” x 8”) MDF sheet16mm 607 x 1800 (2” x 4”) MDF sheet2 No. 190 x 20 x 1800mm redwoo...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:57:43 PDT
Traveler's bookshelf
Traveler's bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> dustandroses Hello,6 months ago, my daughter graduated collage and moved to TX to work at a children’s hospital. I received a call from her about two weeks ago with the good news that she had some time off and was planning to come for a visit. I asked her if she needed anything for her apartment that I could mak...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 09:34:09 PDT
Minimalist Leaning Bookshelf (shelves slot in from behind)
Minimalist Leaning Bookshelf (shelves slot in from behind) - More DIY How To Projects]]> naghababaie This tutorial will instruct you how to build a leaning bookshelf. Originally constructed at Autodesk's stunning Pier 9 in San Francisco. Tools:o **Water jet**o Tig Welding stationo Metal pillar drillo PVAo Hand drillo Hammer o Large Clampso Metal Puncho Markero Metal Sawo Circular sander & grinderMa...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 08:39:25 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
Laser Cut Comics Holder
Laser Cut Comics Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> ejosully My partner has loads of single-issue comics, so to help with storing them on the bookshelf I decided to make some customised magazine holder-style boxes. I've got access to a laser cutter at my local hackspace so decided to modify a basic laser cut box design to make the holder out of sheets of plyw...
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 11:09:43 PDT
Salvage carboard pipe shelf
Salvage carboard pipe shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> briciius Hello everyone,Today we are going to create some "nordic" design shelf with salvage cardboard pipes.( same carboard pipes that i've used to create my bat-signal : )hope you will love the idea ;) Decorate the interior and exterior of cardboard ...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:15 PST
Super SIMPLE Secret Bookshelf Door & Book Unlock Mechanism
Super SIMPLE Secret Bookshelf Door & Book Unlock Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> ezeisel Much like, I imagine, every child who read comics or watched Batman or any of the numerous literary or pop-culture examples of secret doors leading to a Bat-Cave or secret passage/room, I've dreamt of having my own secret door hidden by a bookshelf. I mean, who wouldn't?Here's the thing, I am not a ...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:04:35 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
DIY Standing Lamp w/ Shelves
DIY Standing Lamp w/ Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar If you want to try you hand at making a lamp this is a really great and simple project that combines a lamp with a piece of furniture. Storage shelves are always in demand and pairing that with a lamp makes a lot of sense. This written tutorial is a companion to the video to make the whole process e...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:35:14 PST
Useful bookholder
Useful bookholder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Eiqua2808 You don't want that all your books are always lying on the table??? Then you need my bookholder. It's easy and fast to make. I can promise you, you will need it. Size First you have to know how big your bookholder must be. Here is the size which I used.1 plate 34,5 cm , 20 cm ,2 cm1 plate 5 cm , ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:58:45 PST
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...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:14:04 PDT
skateboard shelf
skateboard shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Oliorn Awesome idea that will make your room with a cool look, and with space to store stuff Drill drill the ceilingTighten the rods Cleaning Clean old skateboards Put nuts on the rods and add skateboards you will need about 32 nuts Nice and pretty fill your shelf with stuff you wantthis will...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:50:14 PDT
Industrial Pipe Bookshelf and Shoe Rack
Industrial Pipe Bookshelf and Shoe Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Carleyy This industrial pipe shelf is the perfect project for any handy -- or non handy -- person looking to update their room.  The shelf is quick and easy to install and its hard industrial yet shabby chic look makes it a great addition to any room.  All of the pipes have threaded ends which makes it real...
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Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:10:57 PST
Secret door bookcase
Secret door bookcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> makendo Who doesn't want a secret door bookcase? We have a space in our living room that I've been planning to conceal with just such a door for 10 years, but I've kept putting it off because doing something like this has to be done well. I wanted the carpentry to be of high quality and the mechanism to be ...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:56:11 PDT
Ice Cream Cart Bookshelf
Ice Cream Cart Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nick70587 My wife and I wanted a bookshelf for our daughter's room, but I didn't want some plain ol' piece of furniture you buy in a box from Target.  I came up with the idea of a bookshelf shaped like an ice cream cart.  I had originally wanted to scale it so that our daughter could wheel it around and play ...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:11:30 PDT
Fibonacci plug-in bookshelf
Fibonacci plug-in bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> katekat You need a bookshelf with mixed wood and harmonic light design? This bookshelf has no visible screws and you can staple or organize books as you like, because of different shelves. It is light and beautiful. The hard part is the construction afterwards you will need one day work. This bookshelf c...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:21:37 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
Speaker cabinet and art shelf from old car speakers
Speaker cabinet and art shelf from old car speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> hamsammy Update: Better final pictures After doing a complete sound system overhaul on my friend's Subaru Imprezza I found myself very impressed with the build quality of the factory speakers.  Separate tweeters, woven cone, decent sized magnet, solid basket structure..  I felt like it would be a waste to t...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 19:59:13 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
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
Bicycle headlight shelf lamp
Bicycle headlight shelf lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> zralla Hi everybody , i'm from italy and i love bikes. I ride 'em , fix 'em and create stange object with old parts. You can find some of them here:                                                             (it's in italian but the photos are self explanatory) or h...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:50:59 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
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
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
DIY Bookshelves zazenergy "DIY Bookshelves" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 14 different awesome bookshelf projects. Build an invisible bookshelf, a skateboard bookshelf, a hidden bookshelf and much more! All projects come from, are written by our creative community, and contain picture...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2011 10:22:10 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
Inverted Bookshelf
Inverted Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> fungus amungus The inverted bookshelf turns a bit of your living room upside down as it hangs all of the books from the bottom instead of supporting them from below. It's a satisfying optical trick and doesn't damage any of the books. In fact, you can take books in and out of it whenever you want. Materials In ...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:34:51 PDT
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 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
MODULAR BOOKCASE - More DIY How To Projects]]> warehouse32    A few months after moving into our apt, my wife and I quickly realized that our stuff was taking over what little space we had! So, instead of simply buying everything premade, we decided to embrace our inner DIY and build a bookcase that not only fit our style and budget, but most importantly, m...
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:18:39 PST
Contemporary Bookshelf
Contemporary Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> wwashington This instructable describes a bookshelf I made one Saturday after taking the Woodshop Basics SBU class at TechShop. It is made entirely of wood. No screws or metal was used in its construction. All of the tools I used are available at TechShop. I made it at TechShop. For more information about Tec...
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 19:59:01 PDT
Modular Bookshelf
Modular Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> williewolf This modular bookcase was designed and constructed by Jens Sehm of As You Like it Fine Furniture and Custom Woodwork in Ashland, Oregon. Jen’s gave me permission to document the construction process. This project is made from solid cherry hardwood.  It is comprised of three individual units that ca...
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Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:17:59 PDT
Modular Wood Crate Playroom Storage
Modular Wood Crate Playroom Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> CDHenson Several years ago my wife and I redecorated our youngest son’s room to look like a barn yard complete with a barn, split rail fence, and mural walls. Last year we moved out youngest son in with his older brother so that they would be able to have a playroom. As anyone can imagine a two year old and ...
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 20:25:35 PDT
Flat Rate Movie Shelf
Flat Rate Movie Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> shadfurman I recently moved across the country and all my stuff didn't fit in the UBox I rented. I ended up shipping about $500 worth of flat rate boxes to get all the rest of my stuff from Oregon to Massachusetts. I Goodwilled a large portion of my furniture and I'm here without shelves for my movies but a bu...
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 11:09:24 PDT
BOOK SHELF 101 SGT. Desert This instructables is all about book shelf's  hope you enjoy it null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 04:01:46 PDT
Spirit level bookstand
Spirit level bookstand - More DIY How To Projects]]> makendo This bookstand holds seven books at the same height, embedded in a block of Western red cedar that was recycled from an old mantlepiece. It was inspired by Mike&Maaike's brilliant JUXTAPOSED: Religion bookshelf, which sold for $2500 in a limited edition of 50. I don't have $2500 to spare even if the...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 09:57:37 PDT
Modern Bookshelf
Modern Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> A.J.B. I was looking for a funky but sleek modern bookshelf to hold all of my girlfriend's trinkets and curios, and found some that I liked, but unfortunately, they were all WAY overpriced, and most were made of MDF and/or other junk. I refuse to pay hundreds of dollars for particleboard furniture, no matt...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:43:22 PDT
Make an old bookshelf gallery worthy!
Make an old bookshelf gallery worthy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> BethanyAnna Have an old particle board book shelf that you just want to throw away? DON'T! Take that old boring bookshelf and make it into a piece of furniture to be proud of! Step 1: Choose your piece to renovate! Select a piece that is simple and without any decorative parts already. The simpler the p...
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Sat, 14 Mar 2009 22:39:36 PDT
Inexpensive Book Shelf
Inexpensive Book Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> wreckedangle This is my first instructable. Let me start out by saying that the design and finish to this shelf was thought out by myself for a few particular reasons. 1. I do not have an indoor shop or any type of work area, so this was all created on my deck. 2. I built this shelf using as few tools as I coul...
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Sat, 9 Jun 2012 00:01:34 PDT
Simple Bookshelf from TechShop
Simple Bookshelf from TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> techshop_android Purpose: Create a quick and cheap bookshelf in a weekend! Tools: CNC router, table router, orbital sander, drill Materials: Single sheet of plywood, six 1/2” screws, wood stain, paint, eye dropper, wood glue Custom Design Just because a project is quick and cheap doesn't mean it needs to be blan...
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Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:42:05 PDT
Pop Culture Magazine Rack
Pop Culture Magazine Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> mgawlik Make a Magazine Rack out of a medium size cardboard shipping box and newspaper comics and movie advertisements.   Materials Find  a medium to small size cardboard box (preferably 11 x 8)  that will hold up two 25 magazines.  Also you will need scissors and old newspapers or wrapping paper.  Cu...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 16:40:53 PDT
The Milk Crate Bookshelf
The Milk Crate Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> RMandell An affordable way to store, move, and display your favorite books. Step 1: Acquire Milk Crates Locate your favorite grocery store and find some discarded milk crates.  These will usually be hidden near the rest of the waste, in the back of the dairy section, or tucked away into crevices throughou...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 16:14:34 PDT
Storage Mania
Storage Mania - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stacking vertically is functional and works well, but the ability to stack diagonally adds a whole new dimensions of use. In addition, paper screens (readily available at Home Depot) are not only aesthetically pleasing but allow endless possibilities for creativity.  Anything you can do on paper yo...

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Thu, 10 May 2012 18:23:41 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
Tetris Bookshelf
Tetris Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> amandaghassaei In honor of the longstanding tetris rivalry between members of the instructables staff, I designed a set of tetris bookshelves for the instructables office using Autodesk AutoCAD and new preview version of Autodesk 123D Make.  These shelves are great because they can be rearranged and stacked anyway...
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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:20:57 PST
How To Make An Invisible Bookshelf (Without Ruining A Book!)
How To Make An Invisible Bookshelf (Without Ruining A Book!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> CaitlynLAG Okay, this has been what I have been occupying my time with the past day (Well, more like the past hour) But I made a tutorial on how to make an invisible bookshelf, without ruining a book (because I love my books dearly). So first, I suppose you need supplies. You need a metal wall brace (The ...
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Mon, 9 Jan 2012 16:01:18 PST
Loft beds with bookshelf ladders
Loft beds with bookshelf ladders - More DIY How To Projects]]> makendo My daughter has always had her own room, but envies her brothers' bunk bed. So I built her a loft bed that look likes a floating cloud, which made her happy and created a little more space in her room. It uses some of the design principles of the one-legged bunk bed I posted previously - namely usin...
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Fri, 9 Dec 2011 08:38:25 PST
Stylish and easy to make corner bookshelf
Stylish and easy to make corner bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Natasz A friend asked me if I could build a bookshelf for her, and I was thinking about building something similar to my previous project (see: ). However, it turned out that there was only space for a corner bookshelf, which made things ...
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Wed, 7 Sep 2011 13:05:21 PDT
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