20 January 2011

Your Assistance, Please

Which IKEA bookshelf is the strongest, which the easiest to put together, and which sits at the intersection of those things?


allysonboggess said...

I've always been a fan of the Billy series of bookcases. I have five of them.

Ellen said...

Do you use the wall-mount brackets they say to use, or do you prefer to live dangerously?

(All my IKEA is secondhand and was in my apartment when I moved in.)

allysonboggess said...

I prefer to live...dangerously :) I've never had a problem. A trick I use to add a little extra security is to fold up a small rectangle of cardboard and stick it under each "leg" of the bookcase in order to tip it ever-so-slightly back against the wall. It's just enough to tilt the cases in the right direction.