One Man Works While Another Relaxes.

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About: Amateur woodworker with a passion for all things creative.

Quick and fun project to brighten up the bookshelf.

The part list could not be simpler;

  1. x4 - 200mm long pallet wood boards.
  2. X2 - Wooden Artists Mannequin £5 each. http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/wooden-artists-mannequin/566722-1000
  3. Varnish. http://www.diy.com/departments/ronseal-matt-interior-varnish-250ml/176041_BQ.prd?icamp=recs

  4. Loctite.

  5. It really is that simple.

Step 1: Glue and Screw.

Step 2: Varnish & Done.

Two coats of varnish ensuring to sand in between each coat, and your all done. Overall really happy with this and it does brighten up a bookshelf.

The best part is that their homemade and original.

Appreciate any feedback and comments.

Thanks.

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    rbicher

    2 years ago

    This will be the birthday gift for my brother. Thanks for the great idea.

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    Timotheo

    2 years ago

    Cool ! I painted the working man red and the resting man blue. Looks so good!

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    fraser02

    2 years ago

    very cool, nice work! creative...

    what wood did you use to get enough weight to hold the books up?

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    Swinklessfraser02

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks, its just pallet wood as I had some left over from another project.

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    fraser02Swinkless

    Reply 2 years ago

    Ok, just asking because a couple of years ago i tried a similar thing, but made the mistake of using MDF and of course it didn't have the weight to hold any books up... don't ask why i didn't realize it wouldn't first!

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    Swinklessfraser02

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks, its just pallet wood as I had some left over from another project.

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    Swinklesswerdna17

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks for the comment, don't forget to vote for me. Cheers.

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    ScottM99

    2 years ago

    Great idea. I really like it. I think I'm going to do it with a small mod. I'll post when I'm done. You got my vote

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    SwinklessScottM99

    Reply 2 years ago

    I wanted to keep it really simple, which is why I glued and screwed it together. Very interested to see what you do and look forward to seeing it. Thanks.

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    SwinklessM3G

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks, really appreciate the comment.

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    Swinkless

    2 years ago

    Forgot to mention if you like it, would really appreciate a vote in the hand tools only contest. Thanks.