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Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill

A group "constructed" to gather the best in methods, materials, diagrams, plans, and designs for the literary lover in storing this precious commodity. DIY, y'all.

Also a place to share recommendations on the best places and types of book storage units to purchase; whether from IKEA, Target (tar-ghey), furniture outlet, or garage sale.

We all share the intent in expanding our limited living-space; unfortunately, this can end up bring with the somewhat questionable limits of horizontal plane cork-like board w/glossy texture that inevitably dips into a bendy anomaly that may, or may not, support the strength of said books which, well, weigh *a lot*.

Sometime the solidity of our books rivals that of any shelf they're stacked upon!

Total members: 741 members

Recent members: duane517, SaintSunniva, Thomas.Taylor, InTooBooks, goatnap, sambadoll, bluet, the_defenestrator, ligature, Wootle, MissBrangwen, jasbro, tanngnost, Cynfelyn, Adolf_Ledesma, Aloka, bluphocks, Eleanor_Henry, McOwl, emmaliminal, whovianmandyK, Firumbras, b00ksman, FellipeBr, HRHTish, angeljacoby, MrsPlatson, charl08, SFLibrarian, KevinVD

Tags: bookcases (5), bookshelves (3), photos (2), diy (2), book-physical (1), (show all)shelving (1), book shelves (1), book storage (1), Books (1), storage (1), advice (1), construction (1), furniture (1), organization (1), design (1)

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Wanted: bookcases with thick shelves 31DVanderlinde, July 10ignore
Shelving very small books 22ligature, June 13ignore
Moving with a large library? 82Helcura, March 11ignore
Home libraries as an art form 20timepiece, February 27ignore
UK Bespoke bookcases/cabinet maker 14yolana, February 27ignore
Full wall bookcase only for paperbacks 12resnovae, January 7ignore
World Market Bookcase 7BredPit, December 2013ignore
I built 'em, I filled 'em, now 5resnovae, December 2013ignore
oh yes 17varielle, November 2013ignore
biblio tchotchkes, gewgaws, knickknacks, baubles, lagniappes, trinkets, kitsch 41rgurskey, November 2013ignore
Ikea: Everyone has a few books. Some have a few hundred.... 72resnovae, August 2013ignore
A new bookcase from Office Depot 4nandadevi, July 2013ignore
Any ideas on "infinitely" adjustable bookshelves. 18Carnophile, April 2013ignore
Compiliation of links to LTer's library photos 15milotooberry, April 2013ignore
Photos of Happily-Filled Bookcases 294Helcura, April 2013ignore
Bookcases with secret compartments 14Keeline, March 2013ignore
Bookends! (even numbers, please) 136Fred_R, March 2013ignore
Lifehacker: Show Us Your BookShelf article 22wonderY, March 2013ignore
Displaying illustrated books 13bernsad, February 2013ignore
mmignano11 joins!-2013 3mmignano11, February 2013ignore
Cedar bookshelves 11mmignano11, February 2013ignore
We are all mere amateurs 17Helcura, January 2013ignore
Bookmarks! Best, Practical, Unusual, Weird, (Usually) Poorly-designed, etc… 83sambadoll, January 2013ignore
Long Term Book Storage 11EclecticIndulgence, January 2013ignore
Bathtub Measurement on LT: What a Bathtub full of books might look like in real life 10EclecticIndulgence, January 2013ignore
Judging books by their cover: Decorator Books 40nathanielcampbell, January 2013ignore
Ladder repurposed as bookshelf 3Osbaldistone, January 2013ignore
Christmas arrivals need their own space! 10bestem, January 2013ignore
super coo shelves 12Osbaldistone, November 2012ignore
Bookcase doors 12BarkingMatt, November 2012ignore
article on the never ending dilemma of how to organize your shelves 32stellarexplorer, November 2012ignore
What about corners? 33fuzzi, October 2012ignore
Cece's shelves on "New Girl". 6nathanielcampbell, October 2012ignore
How long are your shelves? Totals 26Osbaldistone, October 2012ignore
bookshelf porn 14mstrust, September 2012ignore
Photos of Happily-filled bookcases: The next wall 90Helcura, July 2012ignore
Book Buying Embargo 31Bowerbirds-Library, June 2012ignore
Sauder bookcases? 6yolana, June 2012ignore
mahogany library sign 4GaryCandelaria, May 2012ignore
8 of the most beautiful bookstores in the world 8Keeline, May 2012ignore
Shutesbury Library Video: 900 sq ft library (raising money to get new building)--sweet fundraising a 4somermoore, April 2012ignore
world's most beautiful bookstores 12omargosh, March 2012ignore
Madera Stacking Cabinet - Cost Plus World Market 5resnovae, March 2012ignore
Looking for creative ideas for storing & accessing my books. 41resnovae, March 2012ignore
Video of Bookcases of moving books: The Joy of Books 11johnsimpson, February 2012ignore
Vatican Library 12GaryCandelaria, February 2012ignore
Book- or Library-themed Bed & Breakfasts? 7justjim, December 2011ignore
flavorwire's look at the libararies of authors 16Osbaldistone, December 2011ignore
Building a library for the next generation 13muumi, December 2011ignore
New Billy Bookshelf? 8yann2, November 2011ignore
Article on Bookshelves and What They Reveal About Us: The Subconcious Shelf 15macsbrains, November 2011ignore
Lost photo of some bookshelves 6Bowerbirds-Library, November 2011ignore
Bookshelf comic! 3scintillathepun, November 2011ignore
Nieman Marcus: Custom Library in 2011 Fantasy Christmas Catalog 8rgurskey, October 2011ignore
Is anyone buying Borders fixtures? 82wonderY, September 2011ignore
Plenty of space... 26bookstothesky, September 2011ignore
Wooden You? 7alaudacorax, July 2011ignore
What is on your Golden Shelf? 16amarie, July 2011ignore
New Flickr Group: Personal Library 3pokarekareana, June 2011ignore
If your bookcases are just too full.... 23amarie, May 2011ignore
Twenty Insanely Creative Bookshelves 14pokarekareana, May 2011ignore
How do you organize? 45SuseGordon, April 2011ignore
help me find a shallower bookcase 11skittles, February 2011ignore
I see Lord Byron looked after his books. 8Steven_VI, January 2011ignore
Billy bookcases - what was Ikea thinking 4Bowerbirds-Library, January 2011ignore
It's time for some bookcases 30AnnieMod, January 2011ignore
How much weight will wall shelves hold? 4tames, December 2010ignore
New shelves -- questions 9MoTown, November 2010ignore
Bookshelf Alternatives 11GirlMisanthrope, November 2010ignore
Bookcase Decision 13abbottthomas, November 2010ignore
Microfiche 4amarie, November 2010ignore
10/10 for hip design, 0/10 for usefulness 3staffordcastle, November 2010ignore
I want one of these! 62wonderY, October 2010ignore
Let us bow our heads in respect! 11tophats, September 2010ignore
Paranoid question about bookshelves 5indigosky, September 2010ignore
Building Bookcases (for Dummies) 23Barton, July 2010ignore
library ladders 141dragones, May 2010ignore
storing magazines 9PossMan, May 2010ignore
Billy Bookcase for college dorm - can't mount! 15jessicariddoch, April 2010ignore
My Dictionary Bookstand 44shikari, April 2010ignore
My homebuilt bookcases 18rybie2, March 2010ignore
Plans for a revolving bookcase please. 18CharlotteMarie, March 2010ignore
IKEA bookcase recommendation? 29RRHowell, March 2010ignore
handyman or carpenter? 2AuntieCatherine, February 2010ignore
Billy Bookcase Inserts- Looks like tic-tac-toe 2ForeignCircus, January 2010ignore
Hanging bookshelves 2staffordcastle, August 2009ignore
Medium Priced Bookshelves? 13bostonbibliophile, August 2009ignore
My Books, such as they are. 4DeusExLibrus, August 2009ignore
I need new shelves 29sussabmax, July 2009ignore
More Room for Books 7jenreidreads, July 2009ignore
looking for a solution suggestions.... 10countrylife, June 2009ignore
Unique & Different Ways to Store Books 76katelisim, June 2009ignore
longterm book AND person storage 5Vic33, April 2009ignore
Inkheart 2varielle, April 2009ignore
Need to identify shelving unit 7Osbaldistone, March 2009ignore
Tetris bookshelves 5Helcura, January 2009ignore
German home library system 4Vic33, December 2008ignore
hmm cme across this site 10grizzly.anderson, November 2008ignore
Igloo bookcase/bed 4saraslibrary, October 2008ignore
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Created: Aug 9, 2006

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