For the first of three tweaks, the Bughouse team created a music lover’s ode to vinyl that could work equally well in a kid’s bedroom or a loft space. They concealed the structural uprights with new back panels — pieces of 1-inch-thick pine that cost less than $15 at a lumberyard. Then Klarin cut up vinyl record covers bought at thrift shops and glued them to the panels. “You could use any number of things — wallpaper, movie posters, photographs, dust jackets from books, junk-food wrappers, crushed soda cans,” Johnson says. The new back panels can be glued or nailed to the vertical supports or simply held in place by books on the shelf.
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