Here's how to make the awesome bookshelf we made on today's episode - just make sure you get an adult to help you out!
5 x 1800mm x 44mm x 22mm pine
2 x 2400mm x 220mm x 22mm pine
1 x 1800mm x 12mm x 12mm meranti/pine profile
2 x 1650mm x 6mm steel
14 x 315mm x 6mm steel
20 x 40mm chipboard screws
spray paint (primer plus colour of choice)
3mm AND 8mm wood drill bit
4mm steel drill bit
Step by step instructions:
1 - Cut (or have lengths pre-cut at your timber merchant) the 1800mm x 44mm x 22mm pine to 4 x 1600mm and 4 x 230mm lengths respectively.
2 - Then mark 22mm wide bands across the ends of each 1600mm length and drill 2 x 3mm pilot holes at each end.
3 - Mark 7 points at 200mm intervals along the lengths of two 1600mm lengths. Place each on top of the remaining 1600mm lengths and then drill 8mm holes at these points through both sets. Place an off cut piece of timber underneath to prevent damage to your work surface. Make sure to drill straight into both lengths, so that the steel supports will pass through and lie level when you assemble the shelf.
4 - Use glue and 40mm chipboard screws to fix the 230mm pine lengths between the ends of the 1600mm lengths to make up the two sides/ frames.
5 - Cut (or have the) 6mm steel rods cut to 14 x 315mm and 2 x 1636mm lengths respectively. Prime these with primer before coating with these with the colour of your choice. Place a plastic drop sheet down to protect the work surface and spray in a well ventilated area.
6 - When dry, place the 315mm lengths through the holes in the frame to create the supports for the shelves.
7 - Drill 3mm holes through both ends of the two 1636mm steel lengths and fix diagonally to the back of the pine frames (roughly 200mm from the ends) to add lateral support to the structure.
8 - Add the 12mm strips to the underside of the shelves. Position these to the outside of where the shelf rests on the steel shelf supports, so that the shelves will be held in position.
9 - Paint the shelves or add vinyl to tops of shelves to finish off. One could paint the sides/frames or leave natural for a creative contrast.esome bookshelf we made on today’s episode!