Building a Home Office Part 2: Turning a Bookcase into a Computer Desk

Whether or not you have two computers, turning a bookcase into a computer desk can come in pretty handy. For me, it was the perfect solution as it not only allowed me to keep my old computer within reach, but it does triple duty by storing both my digital and printed pictures, my printer/scanner and a few decorative items.

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Solving a Problem1 changing bracket location

As it turned out the shortest shelf  just happened to be the one my old desktop monitor needed to sit on. Though it did fit, my fear was that it would eventually bow the shelf it sat on. This weekend, while my hubby was home, I asked him to help me change the brackets from the bottom of the shelf to the top.

To make sure the brackets were in the same place, I had hubby drill, using a very small drill bit, clear through the outside holes for each bracket. The middle holes were not centered so we did a quick predrill after the two outside screws were in place from the top side of the shelf.  

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Becky Alexander-Conrad

Becky is an organizational guru, a fanatic for furniture restoration, sewing for the home and DIY home projects from design to fruition.