I was so pleased with my first attempt at making a scaffolding board bookshelf that I decided to add another. You can read more about how to prepare the boards for turning into shelves in the “Scaffolding board bookshelves – Part I”
A few notes and photos for anyone wanting to try scaffolding board bookshelves
In the section about brackets in my previous post about scaffolding board bookshelves, I said that you could find a similar set of brackets in B&Q. While this is true, the ones I found were sadly too large for my piece of board and needed to be returned. I’m guessing that scaffolding boards are of a universal size so if that particular bracket didn’t work for me, it probably won’t for you – either way it’s worth measuring in advance! The ones I went for in the end are similar in structure (“bronze effect weave bracket”), if not in colour or feel, but they do the job and I think they fit well with the industrial look of the boards – if perhaps slightly less sturdy in appearance.
A word about weight
These brackets are designed to hold up to 20kgs (about 45lbs). I checked the weight of my shelf (on its own). It weighed 5kgs (11lbs), which gives me plenty of weight to play with…. now to add some books…
If you have a similar project, please share in the comments below.