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Step 1: What You'll Need
You will need the following:
vinyl records - scratched or simply unwanted records are easily available for free, small 7" ones will work better for smaller books
flat bottomed heat resistant container
kettle or pot for boiling water
block of wood (optional)
Step 2: Getting Steamy
Boil some water. You'll want enough to have about an inch of water in your container.
Dip your record into the hot water. The vinyl should bend easily once it heats up.
Step 3: Better Shape Up
You can use a piece of wood to flatten out any waviness.
If the shape isn't quite right after you remove the record from the water, simply dip it back in and try again.
Step 4: Take Things Up a Notch
If you're not happy with the simple design of the Urban Outfitters' bookends you can change it up.
With a few cuts and another bend, I made a set of bookends out of a larger 12" LP