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How to stabilize this bookshelf

Another inexpensive option: create an "X" behind the back panel using braided steel wire attached to screws at the corners. Tighten the wires using a turnbuckle on each diagonal. This will ...
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How to stabilize this bookshelf

That back panel is not decorative, it is a vital part of the structural integrity of the whole cabinet. Have you actually nailed it in? It is fiddly to do so, but it is what is supposed to stop the ...
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How to stabilize this bookshelf

Attach the top to the wall with a metal bracket. That will also prevent it from falling over. Most shelving units from Ikea come with instructions and the needed hardware for wall anchoring:
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How to stabilize this bookshelf

It looks like you may have damaged the side panel here: That may make it difficult to tighten the side panel to the bottom shelf and leave the whole thing a little wobbly. If you're very careful, you ...
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How to stabilize this bookshelf

Glue it! All around, using wood glue. To ensure proper adhesion roughen the portion where glued with sand paper. Also be aware that the rough/cut side will absorb lots of glue (due its porosity) so ...
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How to stabilize this bookshelf

By the bulge shown in the joint, you did not have the surfaces tight when you screwed them together and damaged the joint surfaces. Not easy to rectify that now, except by adding metal angle brackets ...
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Identify this metal slider bracket?

The metal slider looks like one side of a drawer slide. The metal pin fits into the side of the drawer. No idea about the plastic part. Most IKEA parts are specialized to the configuration of the ...
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