A new bookcase and old photos

Our old bookcase was buckling from the weight of our photo albums, so we decided to replace it with one that was made of pure wood.  We purchased it from City Mill for $89.95.  There is absolutely no laminate on it, and the wood is stained with a cherry finish.

David enjoyed assembling it.

That’s Lisa in the background, packing her things to take back to Nevada:

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Bookcase 009-A

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Before putting the photo albums on the new shelves, we discarded some useless school yearbooks and  kept only our senior class yearbooks:

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Someday, I’ll transfer the photos to new albums.  The glue in the old albums has dried up, and our photos are falling out.

I told David that it is pointless to scan the photos and store them on CDs, because in 10 to 15 years, CDs will become obsolete, and we won’t be able to view them.  It’s always best to keep the original photos, because they will never become obsolete.  Never throw away your photos.  Never!

9 Responses to “A new bookcase and old photos”

  1. DJan Says:

    I was going through old photos yesterday, looking for ones to scan so I can keep them on a flash drive. I figure I’ll keep them both, the original AND the scan. Nice job putting it together, David. 🙂

  2. Tom Sightings Says:

    I’m with DJan … it’s a good idea to scan those old photos into your computer. They keep better, and often look better too!

  3. palolo Says:

    You should donate your old yearbooks to your school. The yearbook classes love to see how their school was like years ago, and get ideas on making this years new yearbook.

  4. Christine Says:

    Nice bookcase, nothing is better than solid wood. Great downsizing too.

  5. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    I have my photos in albums, protected with Mylar sheets, but chucked the slides which sat in boxes collecting dust. I have transferred information ( photos, etc.) from media to media. Now have many photos stored on flash drives. Still have photos. I am ready to recycle yearbooks. Useless aren’t they?

  6. dkzody Says:

    If your high school is like the one where I worked all those years, it has a full set of yearbooks in the vault, going back to 1896. People would often want to donate their old books to the school, and just like people who run out of room, the school doesn’t have room either. I would have to tell them that we appreciate their thoughtfulness, but we couldn’t use the the books.

  7. Linda Reeder Says:

    I have albuns full of photos, and scanned photos on external drives and photos on the hard drive and in cloud storage. Photos everywhere. Most don’t get printed anymore.

  8. Beatrice P. Boyd Says:

    We have assembled lots of shelves and bookcases since many came from Ikea and were all do it yourself. Your new one looks great filled with the albums. Yes, on keeping old photos, which sadly are not enjoyed as much as years ago because there is too much digital content now.

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