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Basic Bookcase

Organizing Good Things 2004

A store-bought bookcase, opposite, is filled with stay-organized tools like a calendar for upcoming school events. Compartmentalized plastic trays, available at hardware stores, contain art and school supplies and can be carried to the desk or an easel when needed. Clear jars hold shell and rock collections. A safe step stool makes it easy to put everything back in place.

Comments (30)

  • 19 Jan, 2009

    geeze...sorry...didn't know I couldn't use 'special characters' here.

    Anyway, the notebook keyboard shortcut is Control (ctrl) and the plus sign.

  • 19 Jan, 2009

    On my notebook the key combination is simply CNTL

  • 6 Jan, 2009

    Taboman, You are my hero! I can't believe no one has ever told me that trick! Absolutely amazing! There may be a faster way, but to get the page to go back to normal, you can just click the back arrow button. Unfortunately, I am also contending with IE7 for the first time and am back to basic work-abouts. Thank you again. I am thrilled!
    ms. smitty

  • 6 Jan, 2009

    I agree, in many crafts the details are lost because of the image size

  • 5 Jan, 2009

    I agree with image size. It would greatly help to enlarge it.

  • 5 Jan, 2009

    The easiest way (for a PC user using a mouse), would be to simply hold down the "Ctrl" button and then use the scrollwheel on your mouse and scroll in a direction. The whole page will increase in size, including the picture. No need to save things and clog up your HD.

  • 4 Jan, 2009

    I just right clicked and hit "save Picture As" . I then saved it to my pictures. Once I opened the picture, I could maximize it easily. I use AOL and XP. Hope this helps.

  • 4 Jan, 2009

    Mac users can click and drag the image to your desk-top and then open it using "Preview" -in that program there is an option to zoom into the photo. The photo becomes somewhat distorted, but you can enlarge it a bit before this happens.

  • 4 Jan, 2009

    AH once again someone is complaining because others
    are complaining....it is human nature to complain, which
    by the way, you did. It is quite valid to complain when one
    cannot see what is supposed to be a good help is too
    small or vague to be of any help. We are not all computer
    nerds

  • 4 Jan, 2009

    I agree with the comment of not being able to enlarge the photo to view. I right clicked on my computer and I don't have the option to view image. I have a pc, so it's not only a mac that you can't view a larger image on. Martha, please fix this!

  • 4 Jan, 2009

    Joeliz: I think it would probably be pretty easy to make the bench to suit your needs. 2 side pieces, 1 top 1 bottom 1 back and the 2 dividers. Just measure out your space and draw up some plans. When figuring the width of the top and bottom and back, don't forget to look at the thickness of the end pieces.

  • 4 Jan, 2009

    I really like the bench with the cushion in the photo with the shelves. Does anyone know where to find this or even better, how th make this bench?

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    The bookcases are a great idea for a child's room. The only thing I would add is to screw L brackets to the top corners of each, and then fasten the other part of the bracket to the wall, using wall anchors if they are to go in drywall, and not studs. This will keep them from falling on a small child if the child tries to climb on the shelves..which they will surely try...so better safe than sorry!

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    That enlarging option does not work on a Mac.

    And it would be nice if a large corporation that has staff could make an easily clickable link. I run the website for a small needlecraft company and we offer it there. Easily done.

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    I really the tip you gave on enlarging.
    Thank you jbwheaton4!

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    On my computer, I can right click the image, select 'view Image,' and then control, shift, and the plus sign ( ) at the same time, to enlarge the image. Perhaps if the time you spent complaining was spent trying to solve the problem, you would have found a solution.

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    I definitely could see it as a home office and / or craft room. Great Idea!

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    I feel we shouldn't have to search elsewhere for a larger picture! One of the reasons I use the internet is because my disability prevents me from getting out much... If the MSLO wants to provide us with these sites to "help" us, why not go all the way and give us the rest of the tools to use their websites without so much frustration?! How do we get through to them?

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    Sometimes you have to look to the potential of an idea and make it work for you. For me, I can visualize a more sophisticated version of this idea in a home office or craft room. It's in the personalization!

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    What a mess! It looks WAY to busy. Visual noise. Not a tip I'll be using.

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    The picture needs to be clickable so that it's easier to view the details.

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    I feel we shouldn't have to search elsewhere for a larger picture! One of the reasons I use the internet is because my disability prevents me from getting out much... If the MSLO wants to provide us with these sites to "help" us, why not go all the way and give us the rest of the tools to use their websites without so much frustration?! How do we get through to them?

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    Yes. Unfortunately, we can't see these great ideas. Saving the picture to our computer and zooming is unsatisfactory as it doesn't result in a clear, sharp image. I wonder if anyone from MSLO ever reads these comments. I've seen this complaint many times before.

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    Always these great ideas but can not SEE them as pics are way too small. WHEN CAN WE BE ALLOWED TO ENLARGE - If I can't see them to figure out what the final details are - I just delte and figure I can find it someplace else.

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    I feel we shouldn't have to search elsewhere for a larger picture! One of the reasons I use the internet is because my disability prevents me from getting out much... If the MSLO wants to provide us with these sites to "help" us, why not go all the way and give us the rest of the tools to use their websites without so much frustration?! How do we get through to them?

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    To enlarge the picture, right click on it and save, I just put it in my pictures. When the download screen pops up, open it, then go to the "zoom on" icon on the bottom. It will have a plus sign. Then zoom in and use the "full screen" feature. The quality of the picture isn't too good, but you can definitely see it better this way.

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    The only thing I can suggest is to try to find the original article in Martha Stewart Living Magazine, maybe at the public library, year 2004 issues?

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    From your lips to MSLO's ears!!! Many of us have been making this request for a lonnnnnnnnggggggg time, to no avail. So, in hopes that SOMEONE would read this one, I hit the "Report as Inappropriate" button, and then left a message, hoping they'll pay attention to this request! Like I told them, if eBay and Amazon (and every other site I've ever visited!) can do it, surely they can, too!! Seriously, do you know of any other website that DOESN'T allow enlarging?!!!!!

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    I totally agree with egghead96. It sonds like a great idea, but I need to see the ideas so I can replicate them. Bigger pictures, please! Thanks.

  • 3 Jan, 2009

    Why does MSLO think that cutting and pasting directly from their magazine will translate well on the computer? The picture is WAY TOO SMALL to actually see what is being pictured. Try letting us enlarge the pphoto, please.