"I took the lines from a Morris chair that I have and used recycled steel to weld together the frame. That took about three hours. The tricky part was drilling the books so they'd fit on the frame. It's hard to do without causing an incredible mess and winding up with a pile of confetti. I used a friend's drill press, and it took at least 20 hours. The whole thing cost about $11 in materials. It's the investment of time that's significant. I had to resist the temptation to read any of the books, because that cut into my drilling time."
The books are trade paperbacks donated to a local library for one of its regular fund-raising sales.