Instructables: exploring - workshop - bookshelf Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:10:36 PST BLOX v1.01 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
Custom Heavy Duty Bookshelf
Custom Heavy Duty Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> dilipaz Problem Statement:This idea came out of the need to move my books off the floor and enclosed cabinets, onto the wall. The advantages are: they no longer have to be moved out of the way during cleaning; and the books are more visible and more likely be used on a regular basis.The problem with my book...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:11:46 PST
Ikea bookshelf storage box (feat. cat silhouette)
Ikea bookshelf storage box (feat. cat silhouette) - More DIY How To Projects]]> B00mrang Like a lot of people out there, we have our share of Billy bookshelves from Ikea. Cheap, sturdy, simple, wildly available. There is just too much value for your dollar not to have a few in your house. The thing is that as we keep filling them, it just doesn't look clean and neat when they are loaded...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:22:43 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
Bookshelf X Table
Bookshelf X Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> keshianathania Have fun trying to make this Bookshelf :)
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:46:17 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
The bookshelf in 2 ways... how to recycle used cardboards to create customized furniture!
The bookshelf in 2 ways... how to recycle used cardboards to create customized furniture! - More DIY How To Projects]]> AlinesCardboard I transform and design used cardboards into unique works ofArt that can be used as furniture or home décor and accessories.I love working cardboard because it is the best way toexpress my limitless creativity!Visit my websiteThis is the step by step of one of my first furniture: The bookshelf in 2 w...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:26:54 PDT
Easy Hexagon Shelf
Easy Hexagon Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sk8ty this instructable was inspired by the user Andrew Cleverlands beehive shelf here is the link. is a quick and easy project, great for beginners. Remember always a wear safety glasses when using power tools.Be careful be safe and have fun. Material...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:15:38 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
Bridge Bookshelf
Bridge Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> HareenK Materials1) Driller, Drill bids, Sand Papers, washers2) Wood - Softwood from Home Depot3) Metal Bookshelf holders (EKBY BJÄRNUM Bracket - 11)4) Parachute cordFor a more elaborate detail of the entire build process please read the following blog- Cu...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:19:59 PDT
IKEA Epedit Plywood Hack
IKEA Epedit Plywood Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> dyiguy We've got two IKEA Expedit units a couple of years ago. Nice and cheap stuff but not as good for storing books as we initially thought. So we cam up with a plywood boxes that will combine all of this:Look goodStore booksStore small less often used stuff on the back (like Christmas toys, backup light...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 03:01:53 PDT
pallet book shelf
pallet book shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> logger125 rustic pallet book shelf deconstruction To take a pallet part I recommend a rubber mallet and a wedge bar. I would not use a hammer as it will damage the wood. Taking a pallet part is a lot of work but it's rewarding for this project I took apart 2&a half pallets saw time I used a skill saw t...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:52:30 PDT
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
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
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
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
Easy Build - Nice Finish Book Shelf wonkabrains I built this bookshelf in my spare time, and it didn't cost much, or take a long time. The wood working was quite simple (I just followed the plans.) I made it out of oak, and finished it with golden oak stain. I picked out some tiles by Totem ($20-$30) and placed them on the top, flush with the tri...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:32:47 PST
Hydroponics with Reclaimed Materials
Hydroponics with Reclaimed Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> pumpkinhead24 Hello there! I'm making this instructable for the "Hydroponics and Indoor Growing" contest. The following is background for how I started this project. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hydroponics is something...
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Thu, 9 Jan 2014 10:12:55 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
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
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
Corner Bookshelf for kids.
Corner Bookshelf for kids. - More DIY How To Projects]]> eu4euh I'm a big fan of shelves. My kids have a ever expanding collection of books and more shelves were in order. I was inspired by another Instructable similar to my design. Just do a search for "corner bookshelf" and you will find it. My idea called for a taller version though. I thought it would be dif...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:53:36 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
Corner Bookshelf
Corner Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> EricOrient Tools and supplies I used: • Jointer / Planer (only attempt this project if you’ve been trained on this) • Table saw (only attempt this project if you’ve been trained on this) • Router table with 5/8” straight bit (only attempt this project if you’ve been trained on this) • Orbital sander • Drill w...
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:52:01 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
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
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
DIY Driftwood bookshelf
DIY Driftwood bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Protical5 In this I will show you how to create a driftwood bookshelf. You do not need many materials and most of them are pretty cheap and the major one is free depending on where you live. You will need to find out if it is legal to take driftwood from the beaches in your state not all states allow this t...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:06:56 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 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
GIANT HASHTAG (also bookshelf) JohnBussiere Say you're bored, sitting at home and think to yourself, "Wouldn't it be great if I had a giant hashtag? I could even use it as a bookshelf, what fun". If you're like me or thousands of other citizens who are yearning to juxtapose the physical with the digital realms, step right up! What you'll nee...
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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:33:37 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
Hanging File Box for my Bookshelf
Hanging File Box for my Bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> togo1919 TechShop makes things happen - I've got plenty of projects that I build there. Check them out! I have a bookshelf that's 9.5" deep, and I needed some  hanging file boxes that would fit next to my books. Most hanging file boxes are much bigger and deeper, so I designed my own......
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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 21:39:06 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
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
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
Built in Bookshelves
Built in Bookshelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> timm.tanner My wife and I have "vaulted" ceilings in our small home, which created a small ledge in our living room that was not useful for much.  We used this space to display various chiotchkies for the past few years, until recently when we had the idea of built in bookshelves! In addition to the shelves, w...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 12:36:56 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
Old Door + Fallen Branches = Shelves! laxcatcreations To go with our forest theme, as well as to be consistent with our habit of upcycling materials for our nursery, we decided to make wall shelves from an old door and some pine branches we found. Check out the step-by-step process at our blog!
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:10:54 PDT
The Recycled Library
The Recycled Library - More DIY How To Projects]]> blinkyblinky I like to recycle. I am saving the environment. Easiest to recycle: trees. I am not going to bore you with any crazy statistics so let's get building! HALT: Okay, I lied. Here is what happened. We use tissues. LOTS of tissues. I mean, the number of tissues my sister and I use is shocking. Anyways, ...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:08:41 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