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Childproof Bookshelves

Keep tiny hands from emptying bookshelves with this stylish childproof solution. Follow these step-by-step instructions.

Plastic-coated wire strung over screws helps prevent a toddler from emptying these bookshelves.

Materials and Tools:

small screws
plastic-coated wire


1. Build frames to fit the shelf opening.

2. Measure and mark every inch along the inside of the top and bottom of the frames. Drill small screws into the frames at each mark, leaving them out enough for the wire to fit around them.

3. Wind plastic-coated wire vertically around each screw from top to bottom.

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