How to make a curved bookshelf

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7 Surprising Built-In Bookcase Designs | This Old House

My son has too many toys. That is the way I choose to start this instructable. Now don't get me wrong, toys are great and fun and I love to buy them for my son but there is a limit. There are multiple parties to blame for this issue, myself included. I mean how fun is it to buy awesome little boy toys
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10 Cool & Unconventional Bookcase Designs

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Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Just think about it. What impression does a room full of books make? It will immediately make you look smarter! Make sure to put some smart books about topics you barely understand like quantum physics , advanced mathematics or neuroscience.

Sure, you can pick up some knock-together set of shelves, but built-ins provide so much more than just a place to stash your stuff. Made to rise ceiling high, create an alcove for furniture, or wrap an existing nook, they can add style, charm, and architecture to an interior, all while offering custom storage and display space. Here, seven ways to make them special. Bookcases arranged to form a passageway and united with flat trim create a mini library, complete with a rolling ladder that beckons young readers to hunt for a good book on the topmost shelves. Designer Bret Franks came up with the idea as a way to add old-house character to a new farmhouse with a completely open first floor beyond this office space. Apple-green backing keeps the built-ins fun and family-friendly, as does the mix of objects dotting the adjustable-height shelves.

This was a Baby Gift for my sister and her little boy, Xander who was born just a couple weeks ago. I wanted to do something special that would last for my sweet nephew. She found a bookshelf similar to this on cool-rooms. I've posted about it on my blog if you're interested in the process. The best 'plans' I could come up for this are described here on my blog post for this I would love to see the instructions you have in your blog, but it says you must be invited to see the blog. May I have access?

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As a conceptual design, this sleek curved bookcase looks ideal for storing things, sitting and reading. One has to wonder a bit about the lack of base and the potential for roll but weighted right and this bookcase design could be relatively believable. Better yet, what if it were designed somehow to roll on purpose? Clearly the designer has thought carefully about assembly and allowed, in these schematic illustrations, for the possible need for a more sturdy base. One of the benefits of such a design is its visual permeability — you could set this against a wall or simply in the middle of a room as it is essentially see-through.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Cunecouldra says:

    Dr Seuss Inspired Bookcase: My son has too many toys. That is the way I To make the curved sides I laminated 3 sheets of 1/4 in plywood. The process is.

  2. Clarence H. says:

    Dr. Seuss Bookshelf | Ana White

  3. Matilda S. says:

    Dr. Seuss bookshelf | Trix | Funky furniture, Cool bookshelves, Furniture

  4. Gretel R. says:

    2. Industrial Corner Pipe Shelf

  5. Debbie R. says:

    1. The Invisible Book Shelf

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