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Topic: Hall table or shelf (using the Instructables 60 minute bookcase design)  (Read 2364 times)
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deleatur
« on: May 24, 2007 10:06:30 PM »

I really needed a hall table for my house, but my hall is an odd shape and no standard furniture would fit in the space.

By accident I happened across the instructables website and found this:
http://www.instructables.com/id/EPUP3KQP6WEP286FKQ/?ALLSTEPS

I realised that I could modify it a bit and make a sweet little shelf/table using the design. So I did!

FRONT http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/505597652_732a4c9f00.jpg?v=0


BACK http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/505597654_cfa1a45f26.jpg?v=0


For reference, the shelf is 70cm wide, 90cm high and 30cm deep.

I used pine, a handsaw, nails and glue (and a boyfriend to hold the wood together while I nailed it). And it only took me 2 hours! (one hour was just sawing... BTW what a great workout that was, my glutes hurt for days afterward  Embarrassed )

Tonight I'm going to stain it black, varnish it with a satin finish and attach castors (so it clears the skirting boards and sits flush against my wall)

This was so easy, and would be excellent to modify to make a low coffee table, cube bedside tables or even a wall unit.

EDIT:

Finished product in my hall:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/254/515654276_82bdf773e6_b.jpg
« Last Edit: May 27, 2007 04:43:57 PM by deleatur » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007 06:05:11 AM »

wow I really like that!  great job...I need a black one of those for my living room!  Smiley 
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007 06:09:28 AM »

Cool!
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007 05:54:51 PM »

Thanks for the pattern connection
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007 06:11:51 PM »

that is so cool! I collect santas and have over 100 and always need something else to display them on! This would be perfect! I love the shape and from others on the site you referred -it could be as tall as I need! Thank you so much for sharing your project! It really inspired me
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deleatur
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007 11:20:17 PM »

Thanks for the feedback Grin

I've finally finished the project

Here is the shelf after 2 coats of Ikea BEHANDLA glazing paint.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/193/515654260_9b936d16de.jpg?v=1180246714


And here it is with the castors attached (also from Ikea, much cheaper than buying them from the hardware shop) and stuff sitting on it
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/254/515654276_82bdf773e6_b.jpg


Ha! I just noticed my boyfriend's leg and dunlop volley got in the picture too. awww.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2007 12:10:49 AM »

this looks very classy!
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rebecky1982
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2007 09:29:23 AM »

I have been looking around for some bookcases for all of my books and I could never find anything cheap enough for my budget. This is absolutely perfect. My boyfriend and I will probably make a couple of tall ones for my books. Yours looks very nice!
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darkladymajesta
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2007 04:23:12 PM »

The castors are a great idea! I always wondered how I could get stuff to fit flush against the wall  Roll Eyes Thanks for the ideas.
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