Back of my wooden bookcases too thin and cheap looking
Greetings! I purchased three pine bookcases with crown molding (long search) and I love them except for the very thin, cheap looking backs--I want my fix-it guy to replace the back with something that gives a more polished, sturdy look before I paint then. Originally my paint store recommended a wood filler to fill in the graininess of the thin backing which would require me to sand like crazy--this seems like a poor solution--am I on the right track in just pulling the backs off and putting someting more solid on them--I will be painting the bookcases to give a custom, builtin look.
Grateful thanks for your ideas. If I am on the right track, what thickness would be recommended?