38 Cents and ONLY 5 minute Vinyl Record Bookends

Yes this might be the easiest project in the history of Infarrantly Creative.  I am known for overcomplicating projects and making the supply list 40 things long.  Not today.  I have channeled my inner “adorable-but-simple” project self.  All you need is a few supplies and a heat gun to make these bookends for that hard-to-buy-for hipster brother of yours.  And records are so cheap you can make a truckload of them.  So this is how you make vinyl record bookends…

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Supplies:

Vinyl records (I got mine for $.19 each at my local Goodwill)

Home Right Digital Heat Gun

Scrap pieces of wood

Clamps

1.  Take two pieces of wood and two clamps and clamp the record sandwiched in between the wood.  If you have a bolt and wing nut that would work too, rather than clamps.  I clamp mine just below the record sticker.

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2.  Next heat your heat gun up to 800 degrees.  I also added the metal tip (that comes in the box) to the top to focus the heat where I want it.

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3.  Next pass the heat gun back and forth quickly over the area you want to bend closest to the wood about 12-15 times.

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4.  When it starts to bend then turn off your gun and remove your clamps and bend it to a 90 degree angle.  You can use your wood pieces to form it.

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5.  Let it cool for about 2 minutes and you are done.  Easy peasy mac and cheesy.

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Grab your books or vinyl record collection and set them in place.

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Disclaimer:  This project is done on behalf of Home Right.  All opinions and record ruining ideas are my own.

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Comments

  1. Not sure how I feel about this. As a musical purist, I am deeply conflicted. I guess it depends on the vinyl. Have you ever done any crazy braiding?

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