It got me to thinking about how to build a bookshelf with my poor carpentry skills.
Mostly this consists of hardware store parts.
3ft threaded rods around $7.50(cut to fit depth of the shelf)
bunch o' nuts about $1.25.
30ft of chain around $17.70 (be sure to get something with some serious weight rating, mine is either 300 or 600lb.)
Shelf boards around $10 (mine are discount 5ft-ers)
eye screw with Ring around $2.50 each
Just measure out your studs (or borrow a stud finder) mine ended up about 4ft apart, or 3 stud spaces. just right for my 5ft shelves.
Drill in and be sure you hit wood.
First part looks a little naughty:
Cut your chain to the desired length. Mine are 15 ft, I figured about 7ft tall with a foot for some angle from the wall (just a guesstimate, and it's also way to long, I'll snip it before it's finished.).
I tested my setup prior to painting.
Got it level on the second try. woohoo
Shelf on the hanger.
I dont care too much about my walls, so they are resting against the wall.
and this is the top of the final product.
Minus a couple shelves.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for the comment Alex; it seems pretty solid, I hope I dont end up needing that wall repair post :)
Any ideas for book ends? Critics are welcome too, think it looks tacky?