Step 1: take a look at your DIY options on Pinterest (search "front facing book shelves")
Step 2: figure out what you want to do
back piece is 3/4" by 5.5"
bottom piece is 3/4" by +/- 4.5" (see note)
front piece is 3/4" by 1.5"
shelf is 20" long
Step 3 : go to the hardware store to get the material (wood, glue, screws, paint, etc.)
Step 4: feel like an super mom because you are doing "woodwork" for your kid's room
Step 5: spend way to much time creating a pretty book layout (add some toys...'cause it's cute)
Step 6: look at your carefully selected board books getting beat up by your kid as she pleases (Alice can easily reach the bottom shelf so those books are in big trouble!!!)
Step 7: Enjoy...you are awesome!
note: the measurements include all 3 pieces of wood (2 verticals and 1 horizontal)
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courtney: Thank you! Everything is great and life is good :)
pj: You are so right. How can this be possible that!?! Time sure flies "sigh"