With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Do It Yourself Mondays:Building a Bookshelf.

For Susan

(Motivational Mondays have been temporarily suspended, until there is something to be motivated about.)

This week we are going to look at how to organize your massive book collection.

To get started, you are going to need a book on how to build a bookshelf and a drill. I wouldn't buy the book, because that would mean you have to build a bigger bookshelf.

Just grab a copy from the library. Or steal a copy. That way you can just toss it when you are done.




Next, you are going to need a tape measure. I just bought the cheapest, Blue Tooth enabled, Laser Guided, Fiber Optic, Bullet Proof, Self Duplicating model. But if you are a talentless hack, you might want to get one of the high end models. For a few grand more you can get a good one that will measure stuff for you.



Now that you have your tools, you need some lumber. I have to admit I didn't 'Nail This One on The Head' so to speak. You probably should get some flat lumber.


I'm mature enough to admit it. I chose the worst possible lumber. But the fact is, that I've learned from this experience.




Probably the biggest thing I learned is that I could put my books between these incredible book ends. They look like a man is walking right through my books. Even though there isn't anyone walking through my books. I don't even think such a thing is possible.

Good luck with your COI-DYI. Be sure to send pictures of your spectacular projects to me, so that I can post them and take credit for inspiring them.

14 comments:

Comrade Kevin said...

This would be pretty handy except I only own two books. The Man With The Gold: The Authorized Biography of Mr. T and of course, Garfield: Older and Wider. Haha, oh man just saying the title makes me laugh!

Too_Lively said...

Nice bookends!

bitingblondewit said...

Does this mean you've given up on your dream of a hand-knitted bookshelf?

maleah said...

Ah, a stroll through Tolstoy... dressed like a dock worker.

alecia said...

your have an alien hand!
way to never come to caribou anymore!

Misha said...

I won't knit you a bookshelf if you don't come visit me anymore. That's the rule.

Justin said...

Misha,
Are you still knitting? Doesn't really seem like a summer sport.

j.

Justin said...

agnostic,
Way to plug The Man. I come in all the time. But I think misha has quit (hence her sarcastic comment) and I guess I imagine you were fired. Because I was just there today again, and I didn't even kind of see you.

j.

Justin said...

maleah,
Tolstoy is a writer for the people!
j.

Justin said...

bbw,
This is so embarassing. It looks like I used the exact same joke with Misha. It is so difficult constantly developing original material.
j.

Justin said...

2 lively,

Thanks. I get that a lot. But usually after offering a cash incentive.

j.

Justin said...

Comrade K,

I knew you were a better man than me. I own like virtually every unauthorized bio of Mr. T., just to be contrary. That's why I know all kinds of scandolous facts about the man, like how he stole the idea of using a single letter for a name from Franz Kafka.

j.

Susan Miller said...

Sir J,

Bookshelves are not expensive to buy. You may want to check that out. Yet I continue to be amazed by your talent.

Susan

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