Mid-Century Modern Bookcase Make Over

I’d been thinking of building a small shelf unit for the end of our kitchen island to hold cookbooks when I came across a vintage bookcase at a local thrift store. Though I’m not sure why I felt the need, as I only have two cookbooks, with no plans of buying anymore, it was something I wanted so I grabbed it.

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The Problem:

When I removed the old back, a good sized piece broke loose. I almost glued it, but figured that may not be strong enough to hold up when I slid the new backing in place so I got out a wood chisel and removed it on both sides.

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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.