Saturday, March 19, 2011

Simple Shelves




REQUIRED ITEMS:


20        2-foot pipe segments

9          1-foot pipe segments
8          3-way corner connectors
4          4-way corner connectors
6          T connectors
3          4 ft by 1 ft pieces of plywood, PVC sheeting, or similar material


STEPS:

1.    Place two 2-foot pipe segments in a straight line. Connect them together with a T connector. Repeat until you have 6 identical 4-foot segments.
2.    Place two of these segments parallel to each other, with the open T connector opening facing the opposite segment. Connect the open T connector openings with a 1 foot pipe segment.
3.    Place a 3-way corner connector on each end of both segments. The open connector openings should face upwards and toward the opposite segment. Connect the parallel openings with a 1 foot pipe segment.
4.    Repeat steps 2 and 3.
5.    Repeat steps 2 and 3, using 4-way corner connectors instead of the 3-way corner connectors in Step 3.
6.    Place the first rectangle created in Step 3 (the first time) on the workspace so that the connector openings face upward. Place a 2-foot piece of pipe in the upward openings.
7.    Connect the rectangle created in Step 5 to the top of these upright pipes.
8.    Place a 2-foot pipe in the remaining 4-way connector openings.
9.    Place the rectangle created in Step 4 over the top of these upright pipes.
10. Glue a 4 ft by 1 ft piece of plywood or PVC sheeting over each shelf for a surface.


SUGGESTIONS & OPTIONS:
   
  • Glue a 4 ft by 4 ft piece of shelf material to the back surface for a backboard.
  • Glue 4 ft by 1 ft piece of the shelf material to the outer edges of the shelves to enclose them.
  • Glue a 2 ft by 1 ft piece of material between the center pipes to create divided shelves or cubbies.
  • Resize the plans by modifying the size of the pipes or by adding additional shelves. 

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