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Old Jul 23rd, 09, 4:03 pm   #1
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Question Okay, so what's an 'anti-topple device'??

Hey there!

I'm off to college and my dorm room has zero shelving provided. I was considering getting the small Lerberg shelving unit.
I noticed that it says it needs to be secured to the wall, and there's an anti-topple device. So what does that mean?

Can this shelf shelf possibly stand on its own without being secured to the wall? I'm not planning on putting anything extremely heavy on it-- just some art supplies and a few books (if any.. I'm an art student )

If not, is there a way to secure this that doesn't require being screwed into the wall or anything permament like that? Obviously that wouldn't be allowed in dorms.

Thank you! :]

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Re: Okay, so what's an 'anti-topple device'??

This shelf can certainly stand on it's own.
The anti-topple devise that's included is
just a piece of nylon strapping that you
attach to the back of the shelf and screw
the other end into the wall behind the shelf.
It prevents the unit from falling over if it gets
bumped. Since this shelf is made of expanded
steel mesh small heavy items could cause the
shelves to sag. Perfect for large art books though!

When I was an art student we didn't have Ikea
so my solution was a wall of plastic milk cartons.

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Re: Okay, so what's an 'anti-topple device'??

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my solution was a wall of plastic milk cartons. Ted
Oh I forgot about those milk crates - I too used them....

Would have killed for Ikea back then....

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awesome, that helps a lot. thanks!

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