Home Bookshelf

Hi so I am looking for someone to create or send me to a bookshelf diy that will explain how to make my own "bookworm" the bookworm is a (expensive) display bookshelf that was designed by Kartell. I added some images and here is the link to the website that sells them: http://www.emmohome.com/kartell-bookworm-book-shelf-medium.html Please and Thank You!

Topic by urgutterflower 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


broken/falling bookshelf

I found this image while wandering the web and i would love to attempt to recreate it, but i have no idea how to. anyone have an ideas?

Topic by unknownpersons 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


what tools do i need to build a built-In Book case?

I was searching on how to build a built-in bookshelf on 15 - 20 ft long wall about 7 ft. high. Then I come across and i found the exact "Built In Book Case" instructions...the only thing that wasn't mention were the tools to use. Since you're getting the message from a dummy I really need help with what tools to use in building this wall-to-wall shelf, thank you for your time.

Question by dum13u1Ldr 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to build a bookshelf from a construction palette and cardboard?

Question by albertinaroche 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Awesome bookshelving system

I'm racking my brain on how to make something like this: http://studiomama.com/bookshelf.html. Anyone got any ideas?

Topic by trfierant 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do I wire LEDs?

I am trying to wire some LED lights for a set of iron pipe and distressed wood bookshelves.  From other questions I've read regarding LEDs, I conclude that I can use 18 gauge wire from the transformer to the fixture.  Can I run regular wire to the transformer from the outlet, and can I go approximately 15' from the transformer to the fixtures?  Also, can I just wire the transformer and tuck it away under the bottom shelves, and will something like a doorbell transformer work?

Question by JeffL35 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


30 Ideas for your next bookshelf

If you have some plans to make some way of storing your books, be sure to check out these 30 different designs. Some of these are practical and some can barely hold more than a couple books, but all are worth checking out. linkvia digg

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago


What's the best way to mount floating 32"X15" bookshelves that are made of 1" thick pine boards? ?

We were going to use a single piece of 1"X1" pine to mount to the studs and then the bookshelf to the piece, but can't find such a piece of pine locally. We're looking for something we can do ourselves (as amateurs), but that will be able to hold a fair amount of weight.

Question by mcoppock 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



CNC, Hidden Bookshelf, Easter Crafts

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Topic by randofo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Custom Stairwell Doubles as Handy Bookshelf

These stairs provide access to a loft room in a tiny apartment as well as a nifty spot to place loads of old paperbacks and CDs. As someone who is getting threats to start getting rid of books on a near daily basis, I can appreciate this.Another thing that's interesting is that this is the first set of stairs I've seen that has a prescribed way of going up and down them. You're meant to step on the side that sticks out more with the indent allowing the traveling foot to clear it. I think I'd want a handrail if I wanted to prevent any houseguests from plummeting down and slamming into the door at the bottom, though. linksee also:Stairs that double as dressers

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


shelf couch

I have a fairly barren room with two windows on one wall, and I would like to make a low bookshelf underneath the windows that will also be wide enough for a pseudo-couch to lie down on for reading and other relaxing activities. I took more time making the paint drawing below than this post, so APPRECIATE! Thanks 8D

Topic by Schisler7 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Television to secret compartment

So, I have this old TV that is complete and absolute crap in my room just sitting there, looking ugly. So I got an idea that maybe I could turn it into something else on the inside since it's not super small and it would be funny. Anything would be cool, but I had a couple ideas: fridge bookshelf make the screen a cupboard door to the empty inside aquarium drawer etc

Topic by Schisler7 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Instructables on this chair??

I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to help me make an instructables or have an instructable on how to build this chair for personal use??? I wanted to build it for my aunt who is turning 40 and a bibliophile :) will be willing to donate to someone who had made something like this before. 

Question by NovemberG1 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Will This Work: Ikea ODDA wall cabinet converted to low bookcase

I'm new to Ikea hacking (or any sort of furniture construction for that matter), and have an idea of what I want to do but am unsure if it will work. I need a low, long & shallow bookshelf and after scouring the web for ages & coming up empty-handed I decided to look for pieces I could hack . . . Et voila! I came across Ikea's ODDA wall cabinet: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10120573 I would like to stack/fasten together two of these units and add either casters or hairpin legs ... I'm thinking it will most likely be too heavy for the hairpins & I'll need a support for the middle of the unit. This is all speculation, of course, having never done this before. If anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Topic by rachelnyc 8 years ago


How can I make a mushroom above my corner bookcase to make the whole thing look like a giant mushroom? Answered

I'm redoing my bedroom as a mushroom garden and this was my biggest project, but I can't think what to make it out of!? My mushroom top is actually going to be the underside of a mushroom curving twords the ceiling. I can't find anything even similar to this project so at least a list of possible materials would be epic. Thank you loads. - Queen Allysibeth

Question by Queen Allysibeth 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The Most Useful Machine, Air-Quality Balloons, Bookshelf Bed

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Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Rotating/revolving bookcase

I wonder if you could offer any advice on this idea of mine.  I’m looking to design/make a bookshelf that revolves.  Like this www.youtube.com/embed/XkYvXMYnTxc?list=UU_UK-sPqzXj10PvfUCf39lg TV on one side and books on the other.  The setup I want to make isn’t the same as this, but the mechanism would be exactly the same.  Any ideas on how to DIY this?  ​The space I have to do it is 16" deep, 39" wide and about 50" high I've searched around and can't find any info on where to buy the brackets/arms/runners that may be needed.  There are also wall beds that do the same thing on a much larger scale - but the process in principal is the same. I feel like the solution is fairly simple, but I don’t know where to start.  Any help would be brilliant, thanks.  This guy looks like he'd know how to do it https://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Door-Bookshelf/?ALLSTEPS Cheers!

Topic by tjwmurphy 4 years ago


Top 10 Instructables For the Home

Shelving, tables, lighting, and more: what better way to outfit your house with what it needs than to make the accessories yourself? Check out this list of some of the best Instructables to help improve your home.As always, they're in no particular order. Invisible Book Shelf by dorxincandeland Have an old book you're never going to read or use again? Free up some storage space and utilize that book to create a bookshelf that makes your books look like they're floating around. .   Concrete Kitchen Countertop by doubleabattery Combine the fun of DIY with the finished look of a professional product with these concrete countertops made from concrete. .   Simple Platform Bed by aeray Pick up your mattress from the floor: with only a few materials and easy steps, you can efficiently make a platform bed. For another option, try the Pipe Dream Bed.   Aquarium Coffee Table by x86Daddy You can give your living room a fishy feel with this sure-to-impress aquarium coffee table. .   Literary Clock by mdhaworth If (after the Invisible Bookshelf) you've got another book to spare, you can turn it into a timepiece perfect for any room . .   Laptop Stand by jumpfroggy Need to check the latest Instructables after you've already called it a night? This laptop stand will help you comfortably compute in bed or wherever you need a solid surface. .   Tennis Ball Chair by wholman Revamp an old chair into a stylish, comfortable work of art featuring tennis balls. .   Knife Block by engineerable A high-quality, wall-mounted knife block safely stores and organizes up to 30 knives of varying shapes and sizes. .   Minimalist Desk by arte.sano Create a functional workspace with your own very simple desk using workhorses and a door panel. .   Paper Lamp by drips Light up your house in style with this geometric table lamp made out paper, or opt for the classic Lampshade Polygon Building Kit .   Now there's no excuse for putting off those renovations. Add your other favorites below!

Topic by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Instructables in Japanese Advertising Magazine Kohkoku

Instructables, The Cart Bike, 5 Minute Chocolate Cake, The Inverted Bookshelf, and Survival Bracelet are all prominently featured in the April 2010 issue of Kohkoku, a Japanese advertising and lifestyle magazine.

Topic by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Anyone own a pair of these?

I just stumbled across some old pictures I took a long time ago of my bookshelf speakers that I use in my room at night, so I can still listen to my music, but not wake my parents with my tower speakers. For small bookshelf speakers, they can actually pack a punch, at only 80 watts a piece. They're also the heaviest speaker for their size I have ever picked up, you couldn't find a speaker this sized in any electronics store that didn't feel like a box of cardboard or a plastic cube. Anybody ever owned a pair of these?? The model is SW-7II

Topic by Punkguyta 9 years ago


I need a plan and cutting list to make this corner desk and bookshelf

I am an amateur woodworker and I saw this picture on a blog somewhere. I would like to make it at home. Can anyone derive a clear plan and cutting list for it?

Topic by Fhazel 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What happened to an instructable about making speakers? Answered

The end result was a pair of blue bookshelf speakers, with a white stencil of a flower. These weren't huge and elaborate, and I'm pretty sure was entered into the 'art of sound' contest. I can't seem to find it... thanks.

Question by Project7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What to do when the starboard plasma conduit is ruptured...

Picked up from the PhysicsWorld blogTo commemorate the first lunar landing's 40th anniversary, Haynes has released an operations and "repair" manual for the Apollo 11 mission. This would go great on my bookshelf next to my first-edition Starfleet Technical Manual.

Topic by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Ho to make a hole in a shelf?

I need to run some cables up the back of a built in bookshelf.  How can I make a neat hole if my drill will not fit, I am trying to avoid purchasing a 90 deg Chuck? I thought of using my small electric screwdriver but it does not have the power to drive the bit.

Question by Lylec 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


(newsletter) Inverted Bookshelf, Vortex Cannon, Face-Casting...

Oct 2, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back!Enter your food hack into the Hungry Scientist Contest and win your choice of a Kitchen Aid mixer, a super nice knife set, or a Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Cook Set. Help us with your answers for our Burning Questions and win a cool prize pack!The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest still needs your eggs! Take an egg (real or fake) and decorate it inside and out in homage to the classic Faberge style. You can win a Sonos music system, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City!Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something cool in our office! October 2: Intro to Chainmail; October 23: Halloween open build night.Upcoming...The DIY Halloween Contest officially launches tomorrow! Enter your costumes, decorations, gizmos, food, and jack-o-lanterns to win some awesome prizes! It's our biggest and best Halloween contest ever! Transmuted Victorian Journal by jktechwriter How to Make Vortex Cannons by Kipkay V10 Vertical Axis wind Turbine by faroun How to Pan For Gold by mdavis19 Vote for your favorites now! Show us your eggs! Make Limoncello by tellumo Sew Your Own Pajama Pants by compwalla Bush Knife with Wood Handle by 42ndOddity Portable Bike Trailer Solar Generator  by veggiecycle Book Binding: BSG Edition by gmjhowe Cast a Face in Plaster by rachel Make Butter by lbailey825 How to Throw a Punch by Isshinryu 10 ways to turn your home into a haunted destination Share your best food hacks! Make "Butterzopf" or Challah by t.rohner Knit Touchpad by Plusea Concrete Lamp by hands_on Inverted Bookshelf by fungus amungus Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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Topic by randofo 8 years ago


building a speaker xover

Im lookin to build a pair of passive bookshelf speakers and the crossover that is recommended for the drivers i have selected is at a minimum crossover frequency of 2,500 Hz @ 18 dB/octave. im new to speaker building so if anyone could help me to design this crossover that would be great. also if anyone could recommend any resources on speaker building that would be very helpful. 

Question by bowlen199 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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Topic by randofo 8 years ago


What amp do I get for my speakers? Suggestions please :)

I'm looking to find an amp for RB-41 II Bookshelf Speakers for home use. I'm looking for two amps. 1) an amp that will play these speakers well an then 2) upgrade to an amp that can handle more speakers and a sub woofer.The speaker's power handling is 50W RMS/ 200 W peak, with nominal impedance of 8 ohms

Question by leedaasianboy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Beautiful reuse ideas

Inhabitat is in the middle of its Spring Greening Competition and now has a list of finalists up that can be voted on. There are lots of great ideas for inspiration here. I especially liked the pendant lamp made from poptabs and the inner tube bookshelf (big surprise, I know). Another design that looks good and oddly familiar is the vase made from a light bulb. But really, they're all worthy of a look. Spring Greening Competition

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


DIY Holiday Gift Ideas - The Best of Instructables on NHPR's Word of Mouth

Virginia Prescott of New Hampshire Public Radio's Word of Mouth interviewed me live during today's show, DIY Holiday Gift Ideas. You can listen to the interview on the NHPR's website. We discussed how Instructables started, The Best of Instructables, Marshmallow Shooters, The Invisible Bookshelf, and LED projects.More news and press about Instructables here.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Funky wall treatments with paper and old books

Want to add a new look to your walls for cheap? Ruche has posted these tutorials for a few different effects. There's a flower wall made out of butcher paper, an old book turned into wallpaper, the quickest explanation of the invisible bookshelf I've ever seen, and even an antique paint treatment. Check out the link to see how they're done. DIY - Wall Decor from Ruche's Lookbook via Design*Sponge

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Need Advice about how to: Stack 2 IVARS on top of each to reach the ceiling

I like the width and depth of the smaller IKEA Ivar bookshelf.  How do I connect stack 2 on top of each other to reach the ceiling. ? I need help with the design, then I'll ask my husband to help me. I've given up Billy's because they are so unwieldy. If you can think of another system which is shallow and narrow, I'm open to other alternatives.

Topic by BarbaraK65 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


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Topic by randofo 8 years ago


When Design Goes Too Far

Here's an image that's been making the rounds today. It's a bed that breaks down into four pieces that can then be interlocked with the floating bookshelves to form some sort of padded wall/bookshelf. It's just a design concept and not meant to be produced (I hope), but even so it's quite a case of a design looking for a problem. A few shelves on the wall will have a lot more storage for books and you can then store a futon or an inflatable mattress underneath. And do you really want your mattress displayed on the wall?

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Best portable power option for amplifier board?

I plan on modifying an old bookshelf speaker into a self-powered speaker with iPod Dock, radio and 3.5mm inputs. I have pretty much all of the plans down, but I don't know what would be the best RECHARGABLE power option to use. (That's where you come in :3) I will be using this (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/251137327317?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648) amplifier board, and it will probably not be used too much (Camping mostly. No more than a few hours a day, and there is electricity on site if needed).

Question by ap1922 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Gmjhowe - 5 | Fungus Amungus - 5

The showdown of the century!A deal has been made between the titans of teach! The sultans of social networking! The thrilla in Mozilla!Starting today, Monday September 29, 2008, Gmjhowe and Fungus Amungus have set a deal; Five instructables, in Five days. The Standings:Gmjhowe - 5:Leather Book BindingAdjustable Vesa Arm Laptop StandFriendly Papercraft FriendsThe Egg of TimeLeather Covered Pendulum ClockFungus Amungus - 5:Iced CoffeeInverted BookshelfMirror Ball ClockGinger Molasses CookiesGhost Shoes

Topic by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


3d modeled figurine of my Mass Effect 2/3 custom character?

Ok, I'll probably be one of the first to admit it's a bit childish, geeky, and frivolous, but I've really been looking for a way to get my custom character from the Mass Effect games OFF of the tv screen, and ONTO my bookshelf... I was considering using 123d catch and screencap the character from multiple views, but that would only get me standing views of the character. I want a figurine holding a Geth sniper rifle, and looking bad@$$... anybody have any ideas/sources?

Question by sjeenyus 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


plumbing shelves?

Hi! I was watching a home show, "Beyond the Box," and there was a segment about an architect who build a wall-sized bookshelf out of heavy-duty plumbing pipes, wood planks and cable wire (the kind you see on staircases). I only got about a 20-second look at the thing, but it looks wonderful --very funky and industrial, but clean. I've never seen this before and would love to make one for my home office, but have no clue how to do it from that one video. Has anyone seen/built this sort of thing? Can anyone offer advice about how this might work? I'd be grateful for any help you can give. Thanks!

Topic by sarahdsparks 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Converting a stereo system into an amplifier

Right so I have a Ministry of Sound, MT2, Power Tower, HI FI System. It has two external speakers which are fairly crap and a decent sub woofer. I want to take out the sound board and the screen interface, des guard the tape and CD player and remount them into a new housing. Currently the output sockets are 3.5mm headphone sockets which the speakers which came with it originally plugged into. However I have much better quality bookshelf speakers which I want to hook up. Is it possible to hook up my new speakers effectively turning e self contained stereo system into an amplifier?

Topic by Lopan 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Old big-screen TV -- What to do with the dang thing?

My big-screen TV is 18 years-old and is forcing me to buy a bigger house. What can I do with it? It works but the picture is just plain bad. I hate to trash it because the wood structure looks so much nicer than its reception. Aquarium? No, I don't care to clean the tank. Bookshelf? No, I don't need that. Gun cabinet? Nah. Anybody have an interesting idea or know where to direct me for creative advice? This dinosaur is huge but looks great when closed. Thanks, RebelwoaCloo.

Topic by RebelwoaCloo 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Upcycling speakers

Hi all! I came across an old aluminium briefcase (the kind you'd transport a million dollars in if you were a spy), and I was thinking of converting it into a battery-powered multimedia platform. Details aside, the first milestone would be to make it into a glorified bluetooth speaker. Now both as concerns for the environment and my own wallet, I plan on reclaiming components when I feasibly can. Bookshelf speakers (with no amp) tend to go for really cheap in second-hand stores where I am, so that's my starting point. The plan is to open up a pair of speakers and attach them to the case somehow, with a wired power source and eBay amplifier circuit to begin with.So my question is, what's it like re-using bookshelf speakers? I know there's a lot of projects online converting them to battery power, but what if I open them up and take out the actual speaker inside? Are there any issues, or much loss of sound quality when the wooden case is discarded? I'm no audiophile here, even a fuzzy sound is okay as long as it has a bit of bass to it. If I use it a lot and I really have the chance, I'll buy a proper pair of speakers to replace the older ones (and maybe consider proper audio engineering where I route frequency ranges to different woofers etc). But that's not happening right now!If anyone has experience with this kind of project, any advice is appreciated :)And if anyone's curious, I was planning on bolting the speakers directly onto the front of the case (which is solid plastic), allowing it to be used closed or open. Then add Bluetooth support and eventually a Raspberry Pi with a HiFiBerry card, then with cool mini MIDI controllers the sky's the limit.

Question by rathdrummer 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


I need help with selecting right crossovers for chosen drivers?

Attention Audiophiles What Crossover will suit for these components in a 2way bookshelf speaker? http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-212 http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=275-070 Also if someone can calculate a good volume for cabenit (without going out yer way) would be Amazing. Its my first speaker design im taking it slowly but days n days of research hasn't answered all my questions. (i learn better from doing, unfortunately not reading, and iv'e read myself stupid on the matter Help!) Thanks 

Question by scott_shot 6 years ago


Tips for Miniature carousel up and down movement

I am making a miniature carousel for a decoration on my bookshelf. I like to make a kind where the horses go up and down. I got a motorized lazy susan (which already goes around with it´s built in motor) so the basic rotation is there already. What I just need to figure out is how to get the horses go up and down for couple of inches. What electronics should I use for the up and down movement? I´d prefer to use batteries for the source of electricity for these. I was checking solenoid c:s on a electronics website but had hard time finding a slow ones that would work and/or don´t know how to slow them down. Thx!

Topic by carouselman 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Error on rollback - instructable is unavailable and can not be edited

Edited and used history rollback, now instructable is reporting error and not available. Please manually edit to remove error.see instructable :user: kenbobitem: hidden door bookshelfthis is what i get...Exceptionjava.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: Index: 0, Size: 0 at java.util.ArrayList.RangeCheck(ArrayList.java:546) at java.util.ArrayList.get(ArrayList.java:321) at org.hibernate.collection.PersistentBag.get(PersistentBag.java:423) at com.instructables.webapp.instructable.ShowInstructable.prepare(ShowInstructable.java:149) at com.instructables.webapp.instructable.OldIdShowInstructableWrapper.prepare(OldIdShowInstructableWrapper.java:51) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.prepare(ActionServlet.java:163) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.doGet(ActionServlet.java:276) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:48) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:211) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:70) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:511) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:520) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:442) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)

Topic by kenbob 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is there a simple way more or less of tracking an instructable being re-posted to other sites, other then googling? Answered

So, recently had this post on one of my instructables:  "awesome work!!! saw this mentioned on engadget which is awesome!! http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/22/oval-bookshelf-is-the-perfect-case-for-this-diy-car-stereo-radio/" - I love that this person pointed this out, as when I googled my bookcase, i found it had been re-posted to over 73 different gadget, science and blog sites.  Not to mention being translated in Japanese, Chinese, Cyrillc and others.  I never would have known or thought to look for it on other sites.  The question is, is there an easy way to tell if my other instructables have been re-posted to other sites, like a way to track it?  Other then googling?

Question by iminthebathroom 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How does one start a collaboration?

I have an idea, and I'd like to make an instructable out of it, if I had the slightest idea how to turn the idea into a working project, and for that I will need help. I could start the collaboration process here in this thread but I figure there is a collaboration section for a reason. so... how does one collaborate on instructables?Okay never mind, I can't wait. I want to build one of these... https://static2.instructables.com/pub/FJY/PZ0B/FJYPZ0BFRCEYJ3IE8N.medium.jpgan Invisible Bookshelf 2.0to their credit you could just buy one here, but I'd much rather build my own... I have a few thoughts on how, but saw so many comments on how I could have done my 1.0 better... so I thought... why not collaborate?My thinking so far:Several hair picks side by side sandwiched in one and a half foot long (whats with my obsession with these) "L" brackets.

Topic by dorxincandeland 12 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago