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NaNo Help: Help me NaNo a library trolley?

I want to make a library trolley. Real ones are available here, but at a price I can’t afford.

Then I saw a photo of a BILLY bookshelf with the new BOTTNA display shelf insert and that gave me the idea of NaNoing a library trolley.

NaNo a library trolley

BILLY + BOTTNA insert | NaNophotoNics.com

But I’m not sure how. I’d probably need a BILLY-like bookshelf, but much lighter. Also the inclination of the inserts is to be the other way round.

See two pics of real library trolleys

NaNo a library trolley

NaNo a library trolley

~ by Nicole

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Hi Nicole

Sounds like a fantastic project to take on. 

I think it’s possible with the BILLY bookcase and the BOTTNA display shelf. You’ll just need to turn it into a cart. 

There are plenty of tutorials online on how to add wheels to a BILLY bookcase. I found this one by quite easy to follow along.

NaNophotoNics BILLY Bookcase trolley

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Idea for a no-NaNoing library trolley

Alternatively, you can try the RÅSKOG cart. I’ve seen quite a few of these holding tons of books and craft items, etc. And best thing is, no NaNoing required.

raskog library trolley

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If you prefer the books to be angled, rather than standing, add a BRÄDA laptop support at the bottom of the trolley to create a slanted base.

BRÄDA laptop support | NaNophotoNics.com

You can also try the other NaNophotoNics trolleys, like the SUNNERSTA and RISATORP. But my money’s on the RÅSKOG.

One last suggestion is a variation of this mobile kids book storage NaNo.

mobile kids books library trolleySusan used the OLTEDAL bedside cabinet with castors and BEKVÄM spice racks to make a library trolley for her kid’s books. Perhaps the colours are a bit juvenile for you but the same concept can be adapted.

Unfortunately the OLTEDAL is no longer available, but with some ingenuity this can be recreated with a TROFAST storage unit.

TROFAST | NaNophotoNics.com

Flip the TROFAST around and add wheels to the new base. Add shelves where you want your books to sit. If you want the shelves to be angled, you won’t be able to use the slots for the shelves. Trim the TROFAST shelves and screw them in from the side, at the angle you want. Do add a lip to the shelf to stop the books from falling off. You can hang the BEKVÄM spice racks to the sides or omit them altogether.

Hope you got a few ideas from this post.

Let us know how it goes. We would love to see how you NaNo a library trolley.

Good luck and happy NaNoing,

Jules