When I saw this post over at Oh Happy Day I knew I could use the instructions included to make something fun from some Plexiglas sheets I’ve had laying around. I opted for a little shelf as my first project.
First I measured. My plexi doesn’t have the blue protective coating like Jordan’s so I couldn’t use a permanent marker so I used a pencil instead.
Then out came the heat gun. This was so cool; I laid the sheet over the edge of my work top according to my measurements and then proceeded to heat along the edge. You want to heat evenly and to avoid bubbles and after a little while the plexi starts to bend. Oh and, this is the laminate work top in my hobby room but do consider where you're doing this since not all surfaces will be ok with the heat.
The trickiest bit was to bend evenly and I did mess up my first attempt by getting it crooked. I found the best technique was to quickly move the sheet from the edge of the work top to a wooden board and then using another wooden board to press down hard while bending slightly. You need to be careful though because it’s hot, hence wearing Wille’s outgrown ski gloves for the process
After that I drilled two holes using a piece of masking tape as a ruler.
And there it is. One piece of DIY’d shelf for fun little knick knacks.