hacking a bookcase

I took my mother grocery shopping today, and my brain started to bleed (mind you I called her FROM the grocery store yesterday to ask if she needed anything) . . . I don’t mind that she takes forever and has to stop in the middle of the store and go all the way back to the beginning for a pee break . . . that’s to be expected at her age, but it’s the short attention span and the constant discussion about every freaking item we buy it’s like a 3 hour argument resembling a deja vu Möbius strip.

But when it was over I had a creative window – I had been looking for some sort of display for the small repair items I have been bringing to book fairs. And in the end, I came up with this idea: to attach pegboard ‘wings’ to the folding bookcase I found at a second hand store.

It’s relatively simple if you get the pegboard cut when you buy it,(pegboard is unforgiving if you don’t have a table saw) and remember to drill pilot holes before you put screws in the strapping. The hinges aren’t really load bearing so you can get away with the tiny screws that come in the baggie.

And it folds flat. If I had half a brain I would attach some sort of latch to keep it together while transporting it, but I am not that smart, I will forget to do it and then when it flops open and crushes my fingers while carrying it to a show, I will just let fly a bunch of swear words.

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