My Shelving needs help!

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Lug 17, 2009, 11:08pm

My books are crammed into one room. I have done the best I can, but I have little ones running around and I have to keep them away from the most of my books. Any Ideas on how I can still display the books around the house and protect them from two toddler boys?

My books

Lug 18, 2009, 3:53am

Why not have a shelf for their books? That way, when they see Daddy pull a book off of the shelf, they can do the same. Nice library!

Lug 18, 2009, 3:56pm

Oh they have a few shelves but they are not quite as, (shall we say obsessive) about keeping the books pristine. Thanks for the compliment!

Lug 18, 2009, 4:00pm

Your Library is amazing!

Lug 22, 2009, 12:23am

ah, try a disapproving look. My 3 boys grew up with books everywhere and managed not to harm any. Now they take good care of their own too

Modificato: Lug 22, 2009, 2:16am

I didn't do this to protect books from toddlers, but it could work for that - I put a few shelves up that attach to the wall, and while I can reach them easily, a child would have difficulty. Mine are somewhat decorative, not just plain utilitarian shelves & brackets, if I can get it to work, I'll post a pic. (bear with me, I'm still new at this)

Anyway, there are a lot of shelving options for any decorating style, so you could probably find something you like.

Lug 23, 2009, 12:01am

Thanks ShanM816 That Looks kind of easy.

Lug 26, 2009, 5:20pm

It had to be easy for me to do it, I'm not very good at these things. The hardest part was getting them level.

Lug 27, 2009, 2:47pm

I'm not Bob Villa myself but I do OK. I will soon reach the point where no matter how I work it, I will have to keep some books in boxes. geometry dictates I simply do not have any more space.... Oh well!

Ott 30, 2009, 11:53am

Install plexi panels over the shelves, like french doors and add a lock in the middle. You can see your books, hands coated in sticky-icky have no access.