Best Book Nook Kits for Beginners who Doubt their Creative Skills - Bookshelf Memories

Best Book Nook Kits for Beginners who Doubt their Creative Skills

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It’d be so much easier if book nook kits were marked with a difficulty level. Almost everything else is. When you’re new to any type of DIY project, it makes sense to start with an easy difficulty level, progress to an intermediate, and then have a go at an advanced difficulty level kit. Book nook kits aren’t labeled though.

It should be a joy to discover a creative hobby you can do, regardless of your craft skills. Kits take the guesswork out of design and construction. Or they should. To ensure yours gets you off to a good start, below you’ll find things to be on the lookout for to decipher what the best book nook kits for beginners are. Hint: They require minimal measuring and cutting so there’s less risk of running out of materials midway through the assembly.

The Makings of a Beginner-Friendly Book Nook Kit

1. Laser cut pieces

3D puzzle pieces can be cut with several types of machines. A laser cutter, die cutter, or CNC (Computer Numerical Control) router. Die cutters are more affordable and suited to DIY book nooks being built from scratch. CNC routers and laser cutters are pricier and best suited to commercial use.

Laser cutting is more accurate and gives a cleaner cut. Mainly because die-cutting machines require a lot more maintenance. Without periodic servicing, the blades dull. That’s when you’re likely to get parts of a book nook kit with fluffy edges. When you pop the wood from the sheet, tiny bits of wood fragments remain around the edges, necessitating some sanding down with sandpaper or a tiny file to get the parts to fit snuggly. The most beginner-friendly book nook kits will have the parts cut with a laser cutter. Miniatures in particular because CNC laser cutters have tremendous precision.

2. Inclusive of Mini Tools to Assemble the Kit

Everything goes smoother when you have the right tools at hand. A good kit will not need makeshift tweezers made by bending safety pins or the like. To be truly beginner-friendly, the kit will have taken the guesswork out of every aspect. If you need specific tools to complete any part of the assembly, the kit will have them included. That’s why book nook kits from Bookshelf Memories include all the tools you’ll need to see your build through to completion. The kits are all-in-one, inclusive of a mini-screwdriver, tweezers, and quality glue. Moreover, the furniture is ready to assemble without the need for bending wires.

3. Thematically Designed

There are as many themes for book nook kits as there are book genres. Design themes range from magical kingdoms, fairy gardens, mystical, fantasy, and realism. The realism-themed book nooks are the types you can use to match your interest. A miniature Tokyo Alley book nook kit would appeal to someone who loves travel, or as a gift for someone interested in any Japanese crafts, whereas, a library or café book nook kit may be a more appropriate gift for bookworms who like to read in those settings. The more the design matches the interests of the person who’ll be building the kit, the more enjoyable the experience will be.

4. Illustrative instructions

We’re in global times where what you buy locally may be made overseas. Translations are not always accurate, nor easily understood. Black and white text-only instructions are of little use in craft projects. At a minimum, 2D drawings are required to identify the miniature components and various parts for assembly. Imagine someone new to DIY book nook kits reading an instruction stating to slide ‘20 mm of tubing over wiring’. What tubing? In kits with electrical components, heat shrink tubing is used as insulation. It also gives a better aesthetic than having colored wires strewn around inside the book nook.

Quality book nook kits focus on highly visual instructions with clearly labeled parts that take all the guesswork out of the assembly. In the case of lighting installation, the instructions for the wiring will be part one, then once it’s assembled, and ready to be finalized, the final phase of completing the lighting installation would be fitting the heat shrink tubing, testing the lighting, then once you know it’s working, apply heat to shrink the tubing, bonding it to the wires.

5. Complete with Complimentary Décor

Once your build is complete, it should be ready to display proudly. All the miniature furniture, signage, models, decorations, accessories, and graphical elements to give it a professional finish will be included in a book nook kit for beginners. It’s far more than a few panels, some accessories, paint, and glue. A basic kit is not the same as a beginner kit.

Basic book nook kits can provide you with side panels and some wall decor, leaving you with the hassle of sourcing the finer individual components of furniture, shelves, lighting, and miniatures to furnish the interior of the book nook. With a thematically designed book nook kit, the theme is established, the components sourced, and the graphics already designed. All that’s left to do is assemble the pieces following the instructions provided.

In conclusion

The best book nooks for beginners are the ones that have everything included. These are the kits for a hobby that you can start, and complete, without ever needing to turn on your phone. For those looking for something to lessen screen time, beginner book nook kits are ideal. With everything in the kit, there’s no need to venture online to look up instructional videos or scour stores for parts.

The kits are only the start. With experience in this relatively new hobby, you can find yourself progressing to kit hacks by making a custom book nook from a kit. The advanced stage is when you build a custom DIY book nook kit from scratch. As an introduction to a new hobby, or as a gift for someone special in your life, book nook kits for beginners are a superb introduction to the world of miniatures.