How to Repair Leaning Bookshelves | frikilife.comHomeFixated deals with DIY on all levels — from the people with the skills to make their own Trundle Beds and Adirondack Porch Swings to those folks like me who might mistake an Angle Grinder for a pizza cutter. But even us novices have our projects and problems — like my recent one when my blessed IKEA furniture appeared to be falling apart. To correct and strengthen your BILLY, all you need is a few more nails consider using double the nails as suggested in the original instructions and some wood glue. Place the flimsy backing piece back on your bookcase as directed, but use more nails hammered more closely together. Go nail crazy. Or, if you already went nail-crazy, you can try applying a thin bead along the inside seams of your BILLY where the back piece and the sides connect as if you were caulking it smooth out the glue and get it right into the crevices with a flat tool or even your finger.
How to Repair Leaning Bookshelves
Because of the weight it carries, a shaking or rocking bookcase is unnerving, especially if the motion is back and forth rather than side to side. If you live in an earthquake zone, that back and forth instability can spell danger in the event of a tremblor. Side-to-side shaking is usually the result of loose fasteners, and you may be able to stop the shaking by tightening them or adding a back to the unit, if it doesn't have one. The safest way to stop back-and-forth rocking is to anchor the bookcase to the wall. Remove all the books from the bookcase and move it away from the wall.
Chat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting other members, show more. Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more. Why is my bookshelf leaning? I bought the below bookshelf from walmart. It doesn't seem overly sturdy and is leaning to the right. What can I do to shore it up, or make it stop leaning???
Thanks for the great idea, now I know what to do with my 3 crappy wal-mart bookshelves! Looked all over youtube for this tutorial but never found it. I was wracking my brain, and thought doing something like this might reinforce my sagging OfficeMax. Thanks sooo much for a user friendly tutorial! Thanks for the tip.