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The Milk Crate Bookshelf

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An affordable way to store, move, and display your favorite books.
 
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Step 1: Step 1: Acquire Milk Crates

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Locate your favorite grocery store and find some discarded milk crates.  These will usually be hidden near the rest of the waste, in the back of the dairy section, or tucked away into crevices throughout the store.

Step 2: Stack or configure milk crates

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Place milk crates side by side, or stacked on top of one another.  Zip-tie milk crates for extra security.  Adorn the top of your new bookshelf by placing decorative objects or artifacts such as cactus statues or candles.

Step 3: Place books on your new bookshelf

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Make sure to choose the books that will impress your friends.  Pictured below is a bookshelf hoping to give the impression of an "intellectual."

Step 4: Disassemble shelves

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Bookshelves can be disassembled and books can be moved to a new location.  The books can remain inside the milk crate, this makes them very easy to transport.