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I have a black bookshelf which is 68x24 inches (173x61 cm). I am trying to close the shelf as my 3 yr old kid is poking around with my books.

I am trying to do a DIY to close the shelf, but the laminated shelf size wood ($30) along with hinge ($20) costs more than the shelf ($30).:vs_laugh:

Please suggest any economical way to close the shelf.

The bookshelf is a brand new one and I don't want to throw away the shelf as well.

Thank you!
 

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Maybe the child needs a child's bookcase of their own containing children's books. One may be surprised how early they can learn to read.:wink2:Ours all learned their numbers at age 2 or 3 by sitting on their mother's lap while we enjoyed a game of Pitch and by age 6 they could hold their own in a 10 point Pitch game with the adults.
 

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Wood is expensive. I don't know that you're going to be able to DIY doors or something on the bookcase without going over $30...

I think your better option is something like buying a chalkboard, dry erase board, memo board that's about the right size to cover over the bottom shelves kido's getting into. I think you'd have to nail it in place cause kids are surprisingly strong, however, with a bit of watching maybe L brackets on the back of the memo board or whatever with some magnets. Problem is you're probs gonna go over $30 in cost for that as well.

Cheapest [free] option is to move your books and only put stuff down there you don't mind kido getting into...
 

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Wood is expensive. I don't know that you're going to be able to DIY doors or something on the bookcase without going over $30...

I think your better option is something like buying a chalkboard, dry erase board, memo board that's about the right size to cover over the bottom shelves kido's getting into. I think you'd have to nail it in place cause kids are surprisingly strong, however, with a bit of watching maybe L brackets on the back of the memo board or whatever with some magnets. Problem is you're probs gonna go over $30 in cost for that as well.

Cheapest [free] option is to move your books and only put stuff down there you don't mind kido getting into...

I agree. Assuming 68" high x 24" long, even wood for a cheap doors and hardware is going to beat the original cost of the unit.


If it is, in fact, 68" high, I would also be concerned with it being a climb hazard.
 
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