Straining the Shelf

October 12, 2010 § 2 Comments

I love my bookseller’s table. I spotted it during an online shopping expotition when we were still living in New York. It was on clearance for $50 or so. As it was on its way out of the collection, I had to have it.

The table lived in its flat-pack box underneath our bed for three years. When we moved out of NYC, we finally had enough space to put it together. Recently we’ve been using it as a second island and cookbook storage. Keeping all of our books on it proved too much of a strain, however; the screws holding the v-shelf together came loose and the shelf started to sag in the middle.

Shelf Trouble

We pulled all the books and replaced the screws with longer ones. Then we picked out the cookbooks we wanted readily to hand and reshelved them, making sure to distribute the weight a little more evenly.

Frequent Cookbooks

The less frequently used cookbooks are now five steps away in the living room:

Off-Site Cookbooks

This solution works for now. Eventually I’d like to have (maybe build?) a lidded box to protect these books from dust.


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