Introduction: The "Bookshelf"

Let's make a real "Bookshelf" !

A bookcase is bound to be built on authors.

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

1- 1m² Foreks (that's a PVC based material) (10 mm and 5 mm)

2-  A Drill 

3 - 1.5 meter LED and 12V adapter

4 - Soldering Iron and Solder

5 - A can of spray paint (Black or your choice)

6 - Some connection stuff

Step 2: Step 2: Set the Form

I did some sketches and mockups to set form.

The important point is making the decision of the font. I used "Impact", because it's a compact font with bold glyphs, making our bookshelves stronger with a low percentage of spaces in the shelf

Step 3: Step 3: Here We Go! Let's Cut the Parts With CNC

it's preferrable to use .dwg format, but you can use other graphic formats as well.

Step 4: Step 4: We Are Painting the "bookshelf"

You can choose your color. I used black.

You had better refrain from painting the backside, so as to keep the reflection of light at it's optimum.

Step 5: Step 5: We Are Starting to Locate the LED's

After assembling the BOOKSHELF shelves to 90 degrees position using the bondage parts, placement of LED's to one another becomes our focus.

It's not a complicated process.

By using a soldring iron, bond plus to plus ends, minus to minus ends. That's all.

Step 6: Step 6: Now Connect the Parts

Now it is time to connect the shelves according to your design.

Step 7: Step 7: Finally!

Here you have created your personalized bookcase in 5 hours with simply 70 dollars!

The cream panel seen in the backside is the placeholder of the wall. I have made my design of the bookcase to be placed in the corner of a room, using the walls as the backside of the bookcase. 

This corner will be utilized as a bookcase. But there is more! 
The LEDs also provide an inviting ambiance for the room, and especially the books. Go bibliophils! 

If you haven't got any books yet, you can start to buy some :)

Keep in mind, that not the books support and glorify the names, but the names do it for the books.

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