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Author Topic: how to fortify my bookshelf  (Read 1603 times)

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how to fortify my bookshelf
« on: February 19, 2017, 09:35:30 am »
so i bought a bookshelf from walmart to use as my arcade machine,it seems to be very understudy and wobbles alot.if I fortify the back of it with a real piece of wood should that be enough to make it sturdy enough to use it?

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Re: how to fortify my bookshelf
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 09:58:30 am »
Return it and get the money back and buy a piece of wood to make the arcade out of -- in the long run you will wind up spending more $ trying to reinforce that shelving unit than building it from scratch will cost and you'll wind up with it still being to fragile and unstable to perform well !  :dunno

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Re: how to fortify my bookshelf
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 01:50:24 pm »
I already told him that in another thread.

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Re: how to fortify my bookshelf
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 02:07:32 pm »
How much was it. A 4x8 sheet of mdf is only 27 dollars.

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Re: how to fortify my bookshelf
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 02:56:47 pm »
Why the hell would you make an arcade machine out of a bookshelf?
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Re: how to fortify my bookshelf
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 06:34:04 pm »
Why the hell would you make an arcade machine out of a bookshelf?

of course its not going to look like a triditional arcade machine but it will work just fine for what im wanting it for

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Re: how to fortify my bookshelf
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 05:27:10 pm »
You're gonna do a pedestal huh?