Mini Shelf Concept

Introduction: Mini Shelf Concept

About: I like survival tools and gardening. In every instructable I make I have an animal helper! Im also a fan of Pokémon...(Also, Go Buckeyes!)

I’m making a mini bookshelf for all your mini book needs. It’s a really simple design and you only need two things.

This can be used for a doll house display etc.


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Step 1: Supplies

    For the mini bookshelf you will need:

    1. A box
    2. Scissors
    3. Tape or glue (optional)
    4. A helper (optional)

    Step 2: Cut the Parts to Length

    It can be any size or different shelf designs but I’m going to be doing a simple design.

    First cut off the box flaps. The two longer strips will be the sides and the shorter strips are the top and bottom.

    Next make the pieces. You might want to make them shorter and skinnier depending on what you are using them for. Make four pieces the same size. Then cut two a little bit shorter.

    Step 3: Make the Parts

    Now you need to make notches in the cardboard where they come together.

    Try to copy the pictures above.

    These will be the sides and the top and bottom shelves.

    Step 4: Assemble the Parts

    Now we are going to create the shelves.

    The longer two will go up as the sides and the shorter two as the shelves.

    It will fit sort of like the first picture.

    Then you need to put them together like the second picture. If it doesn’t fit you might need to go back to step 3 and redesign the parts.

    Step 5: Done!

    Now you can put it to use.

    It might not look the best fo display but it works as a doll house decoration!

    Now you and your helper can refuel! Food courtesy of mom and a certain fast food place we all love. Lol

    Edit: it can’t support real books tho only tiny books for decoration or something. This is just a concept but you can make a bigger wooden one using this as plans if you’d like.

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      10 Comments

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      Rainbow Cherry
      Rainbow Cherry

      5 weeks ago

      Uh... can it support weight? I mean a bookshelf is supposed to be holding books right? And all my books are pretty heavy. Good idea tho!

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      Gmax_buckeye08
      Gmax_buckeye08

      Reply 5 weeks ago

      No it can’t it’s just for a decoration for a doll house or something

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      Gmax_buckeye08
      Gmax_buckeye08

      Reply 5 weeks ago

      I just made it out of cardboard and no it can’t hold big books only little tiny books. Also its in the big vs small contest so it’s really small though

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      Rainbow Cherry
      Rainbow Cherry

      Reply 5 weeks ago

      but... why would we make it if it cant support weight at all?

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      Rainbow Cherry
      Rainbow Cherry

      Reply 5 weeks ago

      I mean sure it can be for a doll house or something, but your title says mini cardboard BOOK shelf

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      Gmax_buckeye08
      Gmax_buckeye08

      Reply 5 weeks ago

      It says bookshelf because that’s what I thought it would be called. I can change it if you want tho

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      Gmax_buckeye08
      Gmax_buckeye08

      Reply 5 weeks ago

      I changed the name it should show in a little bit

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      Gmax_buckeye08
      Gmax_buckeye08

      Reply 5 weeks ago

      Idk it’s just an idea you can make a bigger wooden version if you want

      Yea good project and idea, but this wont support much. Maybe you could learn to make a mini wooden book shelf for mini books! :)

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      Gmax_buckeye08
      Gmax_buckeye08

      Reply 5 weeks ago

      Yeah you have a point. Good idea!