Introduction: Fixing Wobbly Shelves
For my home I have these pine shelves I got from Ikea. They are nice, inexpensive décor options but they are a bit wobbly because they only come with one cross support.
I came up with a quick and simple way to fix these shelves with paracord.
- Some wobbly shelves.
- Spool of Paracord in any desired colour.
- Upholstery Stapler
- 0.5 inch (12 mm) staples
Step 1: Adding the New Cross Supports
- Take the end of the paracord and staple it to one corner of the shelf (see image).
- Pull off enough length of cord and stretch it to the opposite corner (see image). Pull it tight.
- With tension on the cord, staple down the other end.
- Then cut the cord.
- Finish the cross by stapling another strand of paracord on the other corner of the shelf.
- Take that second cord and wrap it around the first cord (see image). Pull it tight.
- Pull hard and staple the end down to the opposite corner.
- Follow the above steps on all areas of the shelves that need cross supports.
Notes: It is important to put tension on the cords for proper cross support.
This can be applied to other shelves, the shelves presented here are just an example of application.
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