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  • May. 8th, 2011 at 2:53 AM
Jack moment.
I broke one of my bookcases, guys. In trying to move it half a foot over to make space for the other one. Probably because I didn't unload it when trying to do this. Definitely because it's a cheap POS that's held together by CARDBOARD. I kid you not. The shelves and stuff are held together by plastic pins, but the shape and structure of it is held by the fact that a thick piece of cardboard is pinned to the back. So, the bottom cardboard tore and it started to sway precariously. Didn't tip over, but I unloaded it and it now stands bare.

As I thought at it, hysterically, to 'NOT FALL OVER. DO NOT FALL OVER. OHSHITPLEASEDON'TFALLOVER' I thought about making a witty post about how it's held together by duct tape physics. Then: 'Wait, not even duct tape physics. If MacGyver had put this shit together he'd have used duct tape and that shit would have held for centuries!' So, I'm off tomorrow. To buy duct tape.

Some of you might ask, "Why not just buy a new bookcase?" The answer is that I bought my bookcases cheap, they now cost way more for the same cheaply produced product. And this was when I was already trying to find a hanging bookcase so I could move some of the overflow. *sigh* Curse my book hoarding ways.

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newt_slash wrote:
May. 8th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
LOL... all my bookcases seem to be held together by duct tape and cardboard ( maybe 'cause I went through a DIY thang a couple years ago and while I'm great at starting projects, I totaly suck at finishing them properly! )
If you need new bookcases (or pretty much anything ) then try freecycle, there's bound to be one near you and you get some great stuff (most of my friends have furnished their flats from freecyle )
http://www.freecycle.org/

Good luck! :-)
ladyyueh wrote:
May. 10th, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link! I'll definitely be using it in the future. And the duct tape worked. It's steady as a rock now. XD Woohoo for the MacGyver solution. :D

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