The rope bridge bookshelf lets books have a relaxed home when they’re not being read. It can be rough being opened and left in all sorts of locations during the reading process and the books have earned a nice break.
Using the drill press I drilled out pairs of holes in all of the pieces. I clamped a couple of pieces of wood to the drill press to make sure that all of the holes would be aligned correctly.
Cut off two lengths of paracord and singe the ends with your lighter to prevent fraying. Tie a knot in one end and start feeding it through the pieces of wood.
To make the knots extra secure, use the lighter to melt the knot into a gooey mass.
String the cord through all of the pieces of wood, using the steel washers as spacers. I used three for each gap.
Use the included hardware that came with the Ekby Bjarnum to attach the bracket to the wood.
Find a nice spot for your bookshelf and install it! I used a few drywall anchors to keep everything nice and secure.
Now find some books that deserve a nice rest and put them down on it.