Is it possible to make this bookshelf?

Lucy Cf Asked: Is it possible to make this bookshelf?

I want to make this bookshelf. I have absolutely no experience in woodworking so I'm looking to see if this is actually possible. Then I was hoping you could give me tips or direct me to a website that will help me make it. I am willing to make this a project and take time with it to do it carefully and do it right. But I don't know what kind of wood to use or nails or just how to go about it at all..

The most important thing is that this bookshelf needs to be strong. Not only for the books, but because I want to put pillows and blankets in the middle and read there. So it needs to be able to hold about 130 lbs in the middle. I also don't know how to go about making the base, so it's doesn't roll..

So, is this possible and how do I do it? (:

Thank you for any helpful answers!


tom92117 Answered:
Yep!You can do this.To get a better idea and to see these bookcases from different angles checkout these pictures.I bet you can figure it out for yourself.

I think I would start with
(2) 4'x8' sheets of 1/2" plywood.Lay them side by side creating an 8×8 square.
Next buy a set of drafting Trammels and a rod to mount them to.Here's a picture of what they are

Now find the dead center of your 8×8 square.Put the pivot point there and swing a 4' radius completely around the center point.Next, shorten the radius of the trammel to 33" and swing another full circle.The difference between the two circles is where your shelves will go.Each shelf in this case will be 15".

You will cutout the OD and the ID by following the lines you have drawn.The two separate sheets of plywood will be conjoined with two metal plates about 18" long and 12" wide.That will hold the two halves together rigidly.

Can you see where this is going?I'll stop here for now.If you want more help let me know.

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