This trick works to hide clutter in the confines of modular storage. Best of all, covers can be measured and made to any size required. All you need is wool felt fabric, velcro, and some hardware store supplies.

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Measure width and height of shelf opening. Measure and cut felt to those dimensions. Measure and cut balsa wood and Velcro to width of shelf opening.

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Step 2

Line up wood beneath top of shelf opening; gently nail in from below (A). Stick one piece of Velcro to top edge of felt. Stick other to balsa wood. Velcro felt into place.

Step 3

Optional: To conceal the seam between bookcases, paint wood-trim strip white, then use glue to adhere (B).

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