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Carriesmiles
« on: February 28, 2013 08:35:05 AM »

New member here! I've had an old wooden bookshelf frame (h:7ft w:1ft l:4ft) just sitting in my living room since I've moved in a couple months ago. No shelves or sides, just the framing and a top and bottom. I don't have a car to dispose of it and it's difficult to take apart. I've been wanting to do something with it but I can't seem to figure out what. Any ideas? It'd be greatly appreciated!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013 04:33:52 PM »

How about a clothes wardrobe? If your shelf looks like this ,sans shelves, then this will work.
http://inmyownstyle.com/2012/04/ikea-billy-bookcase-makeover.html

Go to a hardware store and get 1 piece of melamine shelving that is 12" wide. They come in 8' lengths, so get them to cut it in half. Also buy 8 little shelf support clips and a 4' piece of dowel or closet rod.

Put in a shelf about 18" down from the top, and then put in a shelf about 18" up from the bottom.
Top shelf: you can put a couple storage baskets for hats, scarves & mitts
Bottom shelf: you can put shoes & boots in this bottom area.
Mid-section: screw the dowel/closet rod about4- 5" down from the top shelf
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Fill it up!  Good luck. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013 09:42:50 AM »

Thanks for the reply! It's a little more of a skeletal frame. No back side, just a top bottom and a middle structural beam. Something along the lines of this http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/924/683/501/501683924_045.jpg
but without the shelves, just a connecting beam between front and back for the left middle and right. It'd be less confusing if I could post a picture but I'm so new it won't let me haha
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013 07:04:25 PM »

Is there metal in yours, like the pic?
The open back could easily be taken care of: get some large pieces of cardboard, like from tv & appliance boxes. Cut pieces to fit the open space. Use white glue and cover the whole cardboard surface with glue and cover it with fabric or gift wrap or tinfoil Wink or wallpaper. After it dries, use small nails that have flat heads and nail the cardboard panels onto the shelf back.

The shelf in the pic looks kind of industrial like a library book shelf

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