How to Make a BAT-bookshelf Step By Step


2 pine wood panel size 180 cm x 70 cm

jigsaw – drill – wood glue – sand paper and a lot of clamp

Step 1: Trace the Plan of the Bookshelf

When the plan is trace, you can print it on A4 paper sheet, you just have to select the right option in the print windows. just like my screenshot.
When all sheets are print, you have to use tape to tape the sheet together.
Then cut the BAT-plan. and draw it on the wood panel.

Step 2: Cut the Wood Panels

I cut the two wood panels within the same time. i’ve screwed them together to avoid movements.

You need a strong jigsaw : 650 watt is sweet because you’re cutting 36 mm of wood.

Once you finish the primary cut, you’ve got to form a wood guider to trace the inside of the form .

Before start the second cutting we’ve to drill some hole.
When the drill step is completed you’ll scoop out the BATMAN wood shape.

see you on step 3 for the assembly of the wood skeleton.

Step 3: Wood Skeleton First Assembly

At this moment you have to define the depth of your bookshelf.
I choose 25 cm for the depth. so i cut pieces of 25 cm in the wooden sticks.

Step 4: Glue All Parts Together

When you gluing the wood sticks on the wood skeleton, use a set square to be sure the sticks are right glued.
Let the glue dry for 24h00 and the wood structure is now done.
Next step, 3 mm thickness medium bending.

Step 5: Wood Bending

To take the measures, just use a sewing meter
the meter ribbon will fit the curves of the wood for accurate measurements
to make the jonction between the different part, i use my finger to make a wood glue joint .

Step 6: Make the Square for Wall Fixation

To attach the shelf to the wall I’ll use a simple square system. 2 brackets will be fixed to the wall. The shelf is simply placed on it. the brackets will also serve as rest book.
there is not specific explanation or advice, just make a solid square.
just need to have your angle as wide as the library so that it does not repose on the bentwood.


Once all the wood parts are bended and glued, we have to sand the edges
To doing that i use a grinder with sand-disk and a oscillating sander.
When all all edges are sanded, i try the wall fixation.

Step 8: Finish and Decorating

You have 3 choices :

1 – Do nothing and keep the natural/wood aspect.

2 – paint the bookshelf with the colour you would like – rusted effect – vintage color, you’re totally free !

3 – use Comics pages and glue them to embellish the outside of the bookshelf.

you can use differents glues : Wallpaper glue – Wood glue – and PVA glue.

Once this is often done, you only need to varnish all the bookshelf.

I decided to attach comics page only on the sides of the bookshelf.

I use a glue call PVA.

When the glue is dry, i cut the paper with a cutter then i sand the sting to urge a smooth effect.

Step 9: Place Your Bookshelf and Your Comics Book

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