Introduction: Shelf for Children's Books

My original article (Russian) - Shelf for children's books.

Sorry for bad English (google translate).

Now we are going to do a children's shelf for books. Dimensions: Height - 940mm, Width 770mm, wall - 450 mm. Ear to 3 cm sticks so that you can put on the wall with the plinth.

The main difference between a conventional horizontal shelves from the fact that the child sees all the books and he can choose what to read.

So, we will need:
   Polished 12 mm plywood
   sandpaper (I used the nozzle drills with the skin Velcro)
   Cordless drill with a 4.5 mm and 3 mm
   water emulsifiable color - ocher (or yellow) and chrome-yellow (or orange) PARADE
   Water-based latex paint (preferably probably with increased wear resistance) (I took PARADE W4)
   small textile roller and brush
   12 screws to 40-50 mm

Step 1:

First, draw a giraffe on our plywood - by cells of notebooks from. I think everyone knows how to redraw on the cells of? :)

If you have the artistic abilities as me (ie shitty) - you can print a picture of my giraffe and move it to the cells of the veneer.

Here the details ready for the shelf. On the blank cells have a giraffe on his art which I endured from a notebook. The cells here with a side of 5 cm

Step 2:

Cut out one half, and then applying it on the plywood with a pencil and tracing the second. Size sidewalls 940h420 mm.

Next, cut the shelves with stops. Size of shelves - 750h260 mm restrictors - 750h60 mm.

Step 3:

Now handle large sandpaper edge and make amends for them then fine.

I have fixed a screw gun attachment for drills for skins with Velcro.

Plane, I processed the same nozzle, only to have his hands - a very convenient taped it turns out! :)

Step 4:

After polishing - collect shelves.

Abut the end face of the shelf in the face. Not vice versa. If you do the opposite, it will be the front end of the shelf and it will be ugly.

I just clamped in the clamp and used my now favorite wood glue - Moment-Joiner.

He grasps the details very quickly, in half an hour you can have them removed from the clamp and fasten them on. But the process is not yet in the end of the bonding is not very strong, it is better to give dosohnut glue seam before treating skin.

Step 5:

now collect the entire structure as a whole.

Put one sidewall to the floor, legs against the wall - so we can better orient relative tilt shelves.

Try on shelves standing on the side with a pencil and draw out on the sidewall.

Drill a hole in the sidewall of a 4.5 mm drill bit and drill large 10-12 mm or a special cone recess countersunk screws underneath. But be careful, very large drill bit bites into a ready-made hole can be drilled or through or very deep. Should be drilled so that the screw sank by about 1 mm, if much deeper - will be weak mounting, otherwise - will not keep filling it.

Two holes on the shelf and one - at point blank range.

Applies a second sidewall to it and drill it the same holes through the first sidewall.

Now, putting a shelf and drill holes in a diameter of 3 mm. The holes in the flanges should DRILLING REQUIRED , or screw the plywood easily split into layers.

Twist the screws on the construction of 40-50 mm. You can glue the ends of the extra fluff shelves, but then have not exactly make out!

Now this design even without adhering to the sidewalls of shelves hold the weight of 80 kg on the top rack for 5 seconds! If you get up around the sidewalls of course :) Do not try! (Just in case)

Step 6:

Putty gloss over the punctured knots, deep scratches on the surface of the plywood and screw heads in their nests.

Grind splices shelves with stops, as well as the stopper seats.

Step 7:

Tinting the right shade of paint. On the bank of caramel are the proportions for different shades.

Background paint roller and brush domazyvaem problem areas.

While mom paints, Dad with a baby, too, drawing, watercolor.

Step 8:

Drawing on paper stencil muzzle, cut out, and putting a sponge (or brush) through the holes face paint. (Or feel free to draw a straight brush without a stencil and come what may ...)

Just paint spots and hooves. The spots have not turned out very successful, especially at the bottom. It is better to draw them to equal the width of the stripes background between them, a couple of centimeters.

Here are the results of all this work: