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DIY: cardboard projects--Book Rack & Side Table

DIY: cardboard projects--Book Rack & Side Table

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The tutorial gives step by step instruction for constructing card board furniture for making a book rack and a side table.Both are simple projects and can be completed in a few hours--adult supervision is required...suitable for senior citizens --the projects require no power tools and uses easily available corrugated boxes.This article develops the principle for making a strong pillar or leg to bear loads.Actual dimensions and practical tips are given. Photos of author's completed work illustrates the final object. This project is environment friendly and can form the basis for small scale production and business.
The tutorial gives step by step instruction for constructing card board furniture for making a book rack and a side table.Both are simple projects and can be completed in a few hours--adult supervision is required...suitable for senior citizens --the projects require no power tools and uses easily available corrugated boxes.This article develops the principle for making a strong pillar or leg to bear loads.Actual dimensions and practical tips are given. Photos of author's completed work illustrates the final object. This project is environment friendly and can form the basis for small scale production and business.

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Published by: Dr Srinivasan Nenmeli -K on Jun 21, 2013
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DIY:CardboardProjects-BookRackandasidetable
NKSrinivasan
Introduction
Cardboardfurnitureisfuntomakeandrathereasy;youdonotneedtousepowertools.Youneedtouseaboxcutter--becarefulwiththis.
Youcanassemblecardboardpartsusingaglue[schoolwhitegluewilldo]anddecoratewithcolorfulpaperorpaintthesurfacewithposterpaintorwatercolororacrylicpaints.
cardboardfurnitureisagreenstuff--environmentallyfriendlyandrecyclable.Itcostsverylittleexceptforyourtime!Itislightandeasytocarry...Itcanbequitestrong,asyouknowthatboatsandevenbicycleshavebeenmadeusingcardboard.
HereIdescribetwoprojects:a"BookRack"thatcansitonyourtableoranyshelf;
a"SideTable"tokeepcoffeecupsortimepieceor
 
books!
Keepreadyanumberofcorrugatedcardboardsheets,takenfromcontainerboxes.
 MaterialsRequired:
1Cardboardsheets[corrugated,2or3ply]
2Whiteglueorotherglues.Donotusegluegun.
3AboxcutterorX-actoknife
4Coloredpaperfordecoration.
5Aruletomeasuredimensions
6Scissors
7Paints--posterorwater-colororacrylic.
[Mypreferenceisforacryliccolorpaints.]
8Sealingtapeorducttape[forproject2.]
Project1--BookRack
Therackhasthreeparts:
1Thebaseplate
2Thesideplate
3Bracketforsupport.
Construction:
 
1
BasePlate
--Makethebaseplateusingthreesheetsofcorrugatedcardboard.
--Cutarectangleof16inx9insheet.
---Cutout2insquaresfromthefourcornersandremove.
Youareleftwithtwostubsalongthewidth;thestubsareofsize5inx2in.
---Bondthethreeidenticalsheetsoneovertheother, byusingwhiteglue....smeartheglueusingaplasticknifeuniformlyoverthetotalareaandpressthesheetstogether,afterstacking,usingyourpalms,pressgently;laterkeepheavybooksontopandallowthegluetosetfor2hours.
 Nowyouhaveformedthebaseplate.
SidePlates
Youneedtwosideplates.
Construction:
--
Cutasquaresheetof9inx9in.

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