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Fixing an old cheap bookcase

August 25th, 2014 at 08:36 am

Repairing a bookcase that has main shelf warped and back coming away from the backing, I emptied it and try to repair it but with my hands the way they are, I can't do it myself any more. My son came today and put a lot of nails into it that it should be ok for a while yet. It had only staples holding so it should be a lot more stronger now! I bought it in 1980 so it an old one.

Now I have to put all those books back but will try and cull a few I think. I do have thousands of books here so I will try to cull a few of them. This lot are my favourites one and the most expensive ones.

By fixing this bookcase I have saved myself around $350 as I was planning to replace it with one of that value. But things have come a bit tight here so planning not to spend money where I can.

So saved $350 as I had all the nails and hammer here, just needed the man power.

Repair and Make Do

5 Responses to “ Fixing an old cheap bookcase ”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It does feel good to repair items, especially when it saves you cash.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Good job! $350 in savings is not shabby!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, think of all the books you can buy and stuff into the shelf with $350!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Bravo! Glad you could fix it!

  5. snafu Says:

    Great to be able to repair and existing piece of furniture like your bookcase with just nails and willing helping hands offered by son. I wonder if you'll consider selling a few books that you're not planning to re-read. I wonder if you'll share how to value books?

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