Monday, 17 February, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3388 [post_author] => 638 [post_date] => 2018-04-01 17:09:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-01 07:09:40 [post_content] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our three function COB headlamp!

1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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How To Turn A Ladder Into A Bookshelf

How To Turn A Ladder Into A Bookshelf

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Got plenty of books but have a small room? maybe you’d just like to add a unique conversation piece to your study? This DIYer found the perfect solution in the most unexpected place – the trash!

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This dingy old ladder was ready for the dump, but was given a new life. With a book collection that needed shelving, and an unwillingness to buy a new bookshelf, this DIYer realized that transforming this ladder into a stylish bookshelf offered the perfect solution.

What’s great about this bookshelf is that it’s light-weight and built in such a way that you could easily disassemble it to relocate. It doesn’t consume a lot of floor space, and provides a surprising amount of storage.

Not only do you save space, but money as well. Most of the materials are free and salvaged from previous projects. All that is needed to be bought are some brackets and the finishing materials. Perfect, isn’t it?

Materials:

  • Ladder
  • ¼” Red Oak Planks
  • ¼ – ½” Red Oak Support
  • ½ x 1 ½” Red Oak
  • 1 ½” Shelf Brackets – cross bars support
  • Shelf Braces – mending plates, cross bars support
  • Wood Glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood Finish
  • ½” – 5/8” Wood Screws

Tools:

  • Jig Saw
  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Level
  • T-Square
  • Tape Measure

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Steps:

The first step is the longest process: sanding the entire ladder to remove its current paint.

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The time and effort is worth it because of the nice-looking wood you will see underneath.

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Next, attach the metal braces under the ladder steps. Make sure both of these metal braces are aligned so that your shelf would be level.

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This is how it should look like together with the cross bar.

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Do the same with the other ladder steps, the next pair of cross bars being longer than the ones above them. They should be flush against the back of the step and aligned to the back rail as well. This is where you can use the T-Square. Your cut would depend on the angle of the rail the cross bar will be next to.

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Then measure and cut the 1/4″ boards you have accordingly for the shelves. Attach some wood support underneath them so that the shelves would not slide off the steps. These would also serve to support the weight of the books you will be putting. The shelves would not be glued nor screwed to the steps so it would be easy to disassemble and move.

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Coat the ladder bookshelf with your desired finish…

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and once dry you are ready to load them with your books!

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Thank you action pig for the great idea!

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