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D.I.Y bookcase

redracer01
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D.I.Y bookcase

Hello Everyone,

 

When my son started to collect books he liked, it got put everywhere inside drawers, under beds etc. I didn't want to spend money on a cheap book case and have it fall apart after a year. Seeing as I had some left over mdf panels and paint I told the boss that I would make him one! I tell you there was a lot of suggestions and some even involved carrot cake! ( talk about bribery! ). While all this was going on I built it and painted it. Next thing you know it was at the foot of his bed!

 

Cheers,

Red

 

Easy Peasy!Easy Peasy!

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: D.I.Y bookcase

Please let us know any questions you might have, and we'll happily assist. I'm @redracer01 would be more than happy to let you know if there were any tricks or ways to make the job easier. Do you have a cordless driver? That would certainly assist you in building the unit.

 

Mitchell

 

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redracer01
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Re: D.I.Y bookcase

Hello @Jenny_O 

 

As seen on my picture, I built the shelves first and attached the small timber supports (40mm x 200mm) at the bottom of each shelf one at each end. Once you have finished the shelves you can then attach it to the first side wall ( height will be at your discretion, I suppose depends on height of the books ) I got lucky as most of my sons books were not so tall. From there it will be just a matter of attaching the middle and bottom shelves, the other side wall and then 2 coats of paint. Looking at the plan you can form your own assembly process on which part you wish to tackle first. I suggest to plan it out in your mind and then take it step by step. We look forward to your project!

 

Cheers,

Red


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