Thu, Jul 15, 2004, 12:51pm (EDT-1) firstname.lastname@example.org (CNT) gurgles:
Well, hello :D I am back for a little advice <snip>
OK, I'll advice you, with a little free advise. Use your
Free plans? Don' need no steenkin' plans.
Years back I needed bookshelves for books. A lot of books, and
heavy. Made two, each about 8' tall, and 8' wide. How much is that in
inches? Just bought what length wood they had in stock (8'), so no
cutting involved. Needed cheap, needed strong, needed fast, and needed
cheap. Made both out of 1X2" wood.
Now I suppose you want instructions. Sheesh. Nail strips along
the wall, sideways, spaced as far as you want the shelves high, nail to
the drywall stucds, and as high as you want shelves. I put a 1X3" strip
in front, on the floor, so the first shelf is not right on the floor.
Then nail strips vertically, as far apart as you want the supports to
be. Horizontal strip, matching the first. Vertical strip, matching the
first, and so on, until the shelves are as deep as you want. I did end
with a vertical strip. Very fast to put up, very cheap, very strong.
Still in the backroom, still in use. Hmm, that was probably late '81.
I think I had the whole thing up in about 2 hours. If I ever decide to
take it down, it'll probably take less than 4 hours - I figure something
like that is faster going up.
Have no idea if that's been done by anyone else, but probably.
We've got a lot of experience of not having any experience.
- Nanny Ogg