Sliding panels of MDF Blank & floating bookshelf, by Jos

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3 minutes


To make the attic look a bit tidier, I hung MDF panels on a rail under the roof. You can slide these panels back and forth to access the stuff behind them.

Work description: how did you realize your project

Project 1: Sliding panels 1) Hanging the rails. Rails as shown in the last image and corresponding runners are available at the hardware store. The rail must first be hung in order to determine the height of the shelves. Preferably you want it to run over the ground as short as possible, but be careful to leave enough space if the rails start to drop slightly due to the weight of the plates (5-10mm). 2) Measure the height. in addition, you also want the plates to overlap each other slightly when they are both closed (~ 5 cm). 3) Ordering the material (via 4) Drill handles (round holes) in it. Make sure you set the holes at different heights. If two holes are at the same height, it is possible to push a finger through both holes and it can get stuck. 5) Dyeing. This was a try for me to paint them with latex (with a roller). I am actually very satisfied with the result! Project 2: Floating bookshelf
Step 1:
Use (painter's) tape to lay out the lines as you would like the bookshelf to be.
To keep it easy, only use angles of 45 and 90 degrees.
Measure the planks and order them via
I opted for a bookshelf that is 23 cm wide.
In addition, I did the miter sawing (for boards with a 45 degree angle) myself with a circular saw.
You still need the triangle that comes off in step 2. Ask if they can also send it along!
step 2:
glue the triangles to the short side of the miter saw board. These will provide a bit of strength.
step 3:
predrill the holes. It is best to do this with 2 people: one person holds the planks in place, the other drills.
Also use a drill with the same diameter as the screws you will be using to allow the screws to fall away (countersink) in the plank.
step 4:
On its own, this will never really become a solid bookshelf. Put something on the shelves on which you want to place books (or something else heavy) to attach them to the wall.
I myself chose these pictures that are for sale at the Gamma. The long plank that runs horizontally has two of these pictures, 3 others have one.
Step 5:
To paint. My wife liked a gray wash the best. She did this by applying a lacquer with a roller.
step 6:
hang up.

Finished format: What are the outer dimensions?

There are four shelves measuring 245.0 * 81.5 cm.

How next?

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