Step 1: Materials:
Not pictured: pencil
Optional: thin cardboard (cereal box)
Step 2: Preparation:
Draw a vertical line about 1-2 inches long from edge toward the center.
Repeat for each book
Step 3: Placement:
Place brace where you would like it to be.
Mark where the holes are for screws.
Lightly drill holes where they are. (I just used my screw driver).
Step 4: Putting It All Together:
Place tape alone edge, sticky side pointing down.
Tip: get some large pieces ready for next part
Open book with bottom cover out.
Place cover under the brace, align the line as best as you can with the middle (through the screw holes)
Gently press onto tape
Secure with larger/longer pieces of tape. Place rest of book on top of brace
Step 5: To Enforce:
It doesn't have to be perfect.
Tape one side underneath the brace.
Fold over and tape edges shut. (I only taped the corners closest to wall)
Outline edges with tape, sticky side facing down.
Place book under.
Add a few enforcing strips of tape.
Shut the book.