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Published on September 5th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Another Stolmen bookshelf





Materials: Stolmen posts

Description: Inspired by other posts I saw here I built this shelf.

You will need:

1. 2 Stolmen posts
2. A set of Stolmen mounting fixtures (4 per shelf rack)
3. 2 mending plates per rack
4. Bolts & nuts

The process:

1. I bought 12 ft long, 3/4in thick wood boards from home depot. They were cut into 45 in long shelves. They had to be sanded and treated.

2. To each end of the boards I drilled a hole big enough for the bolt to go through. And also attached a mending plate at the bottom. The nut hole should align with one of the mending plates holes (see pictures).

3. Each board is attached to the posts using 2 fixtures on each side (see pictures)

This was a weekend long project and took a look of trial and error. Now that is done I think I could do it again a lot quicker. The good thing is that once you have this up you can keep adding to it, making the shelf wider. If you consider doing this DO NOT get the Stolmen END fixtures. Get the Stolmen mounting fixtures.

~ mauricio

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5 Responses to Another Stolmen bookshelf

  1. Anonymous says:

    What is the reason you didn’t used the stolmen end fixtures?

    • Anonymous says:

      It all depends what you want to do with the shelf. If you want to keep adding shelves to either side you should use the mounting fixtures since you can attach a shelf board on both sides (look at the 3rd picture).

      If you don’t plan to add shelves to the sides then an end fixture would be enough. With those you can only attach one board at the time.

  2. Sharona says:

    I just checked the IKEA website, and they no longer have just the shelf bracket for stolmen for sale on the website. For extra or missing hardware, you have to go to the store, unless someone could correct me? Thanks!

    • Anonymous says:

      When you buy Stolmen for the first time, you pick how many of which item you want. You can look at the individual item numbers in the “what’s in the package?” list to see which item number the brackets are to see if you can simply order them online. I’m not sure if you can.

  3. Anna says:

    Could you please tell me where to buy the 5-hole mending plates? I haven’t been able to locate anywhere that sells them here in the US. I must be missing some critical secret descriptor.

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