BOOK BEDSIDE TABLE
Transform a pile of old books into a handy night stand. Stack hardcovers (without dust jackets) on top of each other until you are happy with the height. Using PVA glue, brush along all edges of the pages inside and out to stick them together – place a weight on top while they dry. Divide the books into three or four piles and, using spray paint in different shades, spray until covered. Leave to dry and repeat if necessary. Take the top book, open the cover and, using a drill bit, drill a hole in the centre, through the pages and bottom cover. Drill a hole through the centre of each book, including covers – except for the last book, where you avoid the bottom cover (this will be resting on the floor). Cut a dowel rod just under the height of your books. Slide it through the hole in the top book and continue, until all the books are held together in a stack.