Slanted Shelf

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Intro: Slanted Shelf

I got bored a while ago and was thinking of a new project to do. I've had this project in mind for a while now so I decided to make it. It's a very cool piece and everyone seems to like it.  So far everyone who has seen it has asked "why?" which was exactly what I was looking for haha. I hope you enjoy.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials:

-wood (make sure its the same thickness as the book)

-spare book you dont want anymore

Tools:

-drill

-x-acto knife

-saw (i used a mitre saw)

Step 2: Make the "bookend"

To make the "bookend" for this, measure the wood to fit inside the book and cut the pages out. Cut the wood to fit. Drill 2 pilot holes in the bottom of the wood and glue the wood to the inside of the book, making sure it's flush.

Step 3: Make the Shelf

For this step all you need to do is drill holes where the bookend is going to go and then screw it in place. I used 3" screws for this.  Then Screw 2 pieces of wood to the bottom of the shelf (or one long one).  Finally just screw the shelf to the wall at an angle, add books, and enjoy.

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    alcurb

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Ha..ha. If you make a whole room that way and cover the windows to avoid spoiling the illusion, you can make people try to lean and and stumble. Or put your sleeping drunk friend in the room, then when he or she wakes up, you'll have funny material for youtube.

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    bookhoarder

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I like the idea, but maybe you could use a thin piece of metal or something, and close the end book on it instead of completely gutting the book (which is something I'm definitely not willing to do, no matter how horrible of a book it is). I think I'll make this when I redo my bedroom in the summer.