In this age of e-readers and tablets, our library has gone the way of our CD collection: to dust. And judging by your letters, we're not alone. So we've come up with two simple DIY projects to help you clear off your shelves and put those old, derelict books to good use! Invisible Shelf
heavy-duty liquid adhesive
old hardcover book
vise or clamp
screws and anchors
2 unfinished prefab precut wood shelves (available at most home improvement stores)
4 2- x 3-in. lengths of wood (in same material as shelves) for trim
wood stain or paint (in desired colour)
4 press screws
This edition of Ask S&C was inspired by viewers Michelle and Adam, who wrote to us looking for advice on what to do to clean up their bookshelves:
Hi Steven and Chris,As you can see, our bookshelves are getting a bit out of control. Our son has started to put his comic books in with my decorative items and all of our books. We are thinking of replacing the shelving with closed storage and getting rid of the books as we have converted to e-readers. It just seems such a shame to give away all these books; there's a bit of nostalgia there. Any suggestions on what to do?
Michelle and Adam
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