5 DIY Crafts for Used Books

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Literary Table Legs

Table Legs from Books

Take your craft skills to the next level and revamp your sitting room table. Try finding old encyclopedias for an easy way to collect more uniform books. Photo: Instructables/Jessyratfink

Before you even have to ask: Yes, you will need a tabletop for these legs as well. That comes separately.

But, before you dismiss the project, just take a look at how cool (read: cultured and enlightened) you will look having a table built, literally, out of pure knowledge.

This project brings in the heavy machinery: drills, goggles and steel rods are a few of the items you will need to build the foundations of your new table.

Instructables pro Jessyratfink writes that the number of hardcover books you need will be determined by how tall you want the table, and it’s best to have similar sizes throughout.

“Once you know how tall you want them to be, try to get an average thickness on the books you’re considering and buy just a few more books than you’ll need,” she says. “Once they’re compressed you might find you need an extra book to help them line up!”

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