How to Upgrade Ready-to-Assemble Bookshelves
Give basic bookshelves the designer treatment with paint and added molding.
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Cut and Attach Trim
Use tape measure to determine horizontal and vertical spacing of all shelves, marking dimensions down on notepad with pencil. Referring to dimensions, mark 1x2 MDF trim with pencil, then cut to size with chop saw, mitering any necessary corners. Next, hold each cut piece of MDF up to front of bookshelves and attach with nail gun.
Spackle and Paint
Once all trim is attached to front of bookshelves, fill any nail holes with spackle using putty knife and any gaps with caulk using caulk gun. Wipe away dust with damp cloth to assure clean surface. Sand lightly with medium-grit sanding block, then paint trim same color as bookshelf.
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