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Are you about to throw away your bookshelf due to loose screws? Do you want to save money and time? If the old screws do not properly hold the wooden boards together (and you feel they may fall apart soon), it is time to fix your bookshelf in a few simple steps.

Image 1/3: If the distance is more than 1/8", take the wider sized screw (min. +1/32") and use simply  the screwdriver to screw the boards back together. Image 2/3: If the distance is more than 1/8", take the wider sized screw (min. +1/32") and use simply  the screwdriver to screw the boards back together. Image 3/3: If the distance is more than 1/8", take the wider sized screw (min. +1/32") and use simply  the screwdriver to screw the boards back together.
  • If the distance between the screw and the edge is less than 1/8", move to Step 2.

  • If the distance is more than 1/8", take the wider sized screw (min. +1/32") and use simply the screwdriver to screw the boards back together.

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Image 1/1: Draw a line along the tablet with a pencil 1/8" below the old screw hole.
  • Unscrew your bookshelf and use the two sideboards to proceed.

  • Draw a line along the tablet with a pencil 1/8" below the old screw hole.

  • Make sure the line is parallel to the edge.

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Image 1/1: That would be the distance you need between the pencil line and the wooden piece.
  • Measure the exact distance between the outside edge of the circular saw and its blade.

  • That would be the distance you need between the pencil line and the wooden piece.

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Image 1/1: You can use any object which is straight and at least 4 inches longer than the sideboard's width.
  • Clamp the wooden piece on your sideboard; one clamp for each side.

  • You can use any object which is straight and at least 4 inches longer than the sideboard's width.

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  • Put on your safety glasses.

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  • Cut along the wooden piece. Put gently pressure on the corner for a clean straight cut.

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  • Use some sandpaper to clean the edges

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Image 1/1: Drill the holes.
  • Mark the holes at the exact same place they were before.

  • Drill the holes.

  • Be aware that you will drill through tablet; so put something under it.

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Image 1/1: Your bookshelf should look now the exact same but a little bit shorter.
  • Screw the boards together.

  • Your bookshelf should look now the exact same but a little bit shorter.

  • Now you are ready to put back the books into your shelf.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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