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!

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Shelf-promotion: the art of furnishing rooms with books you haven’t read22 ongelezen / 22Keeline, donderdag 12:13pm
Earthquake!21 ongelezen / 21maggie1944, april 25
Too many bookshelves16 ongelezen / 16humouress, januari 27
How to move books down stairs21 ongelezen / 21humouress, januari 27
bookshelf porn31 ongelezen / 31mstrust, december 2021
Lucy Mangan3 ongelezen / 3alaudacorax, november 2021
Fixed vs Moveable shelving10 ongelezen / 102wonderY, oktober 2021
New member to this forum - here's my DIY shelving17 ongelezen / 17DVanderlinde, mei 2021
New shelves -- questions10 ongelezen / 10RickFlair, april 2021
Shutesbury Library Video: 900 sq ft library (raising money to get new building)--sweet fundraising a5 ongelezen / 5Charles_Rayburn, juli 2020
Ikea: Everyone has a few books. Some have a few hundred....88 ongelezen / 88nate48281, maart 2020
Shelfie of the latest addition to our bookshelves.6 ongelezen / 62wonderY, juli 2019
How do you organize?47 ongelezen / 47Cardinal24, december 2018
Basement Library Design Help Needed9 ongelezen / 9staffordcastle, augustus 2018
Storage boxes12 ongelezen / 12staffordcastle, juni 2017
Mass-market paperbacks in Ikea Billy bookcases?8 ongelezen / 8skittles, mei 2017
Moving with a large library?83 ongelezen / 83brucer42, april 2017
Bookshelf/seating combo.10 ongelezen / 10somermoore, februari 2017
Cedar bookshelves15 ongelezen / 15readaholic12, januari 2017
Watch a Bookcase Build Itself3 ongelezen / 3mstrust, mei 2016
my rainbow shelves11 ongelezen / 11omargosh, mei 2016
So you think your bookcase is overcrowded18 ongelezen / 18JerryMmm, april 2016
Hymnal Stand6 ongelezen / 6mstrust, april 2016
Gilles Lundgren dies1 ongelezen / 1abbottthomas, maart 2016
article on the never ending dilemma of how to organize your shelves48 ongelezen / 48Ennas, oktober 2015
Home Library project14 ongelezen / 14JaneAustenNut, oktober 2015
Drooling4 ongelezen / 4MarthaJeanne, augustus 2015
A variety of DIY bookcases and bookshelves23 ongelezen / 23alaudacorax, augustus 2015
Wanted: bookcases with thick shelves31 ongelezen / 31DVanderlinde, juli 2014
Shelving very small books22 ongelezen / 22ligature, juni 2014
Home libraries as an art form20 ongelezen / 20timepiece, februari 2014
UK Bespoke bookcases/cabinet maker14 ongelezen / 14yolana, februari 2014
Full wall bookcase only for paperbacks12 ongelezen / 12resnovae, januari 2014
World Market Bookcase7 ongelezen / 7BredPit, december 2013
I built 'em, I filled 'em, now5 ongelezen / 5resnovae, december 2013
oh yes17 ongelezen / 17varielle, november 2013
biblio tchotchkes, gewgaws, knickknacks, baubles, lagniappes, trinkets, kitsch41 ongelezen / 41rgurskey, november 2013
A new bookcase from Office Depot4 ongelezen / 4nandadevi, juli 2013
Any ideas on "infinitely" adjustable bookshelves.18 ongelezen / 18Carnophile, april 2013
Compiliation of links to LTer's library photos15 ongelezen / 15milotooberry, april 2013
Photos of Happily-Filled Bookcases305 ongelezen / 305Helcura, april 2013
Bookcases with secret compartments14 ongelezen / 14Keeline, maart 2013
Bookends! (even numbers, please)143 ongelezen / 143Fred_R, maart 2013
Lifehacker: Show Us Your BookShelf article2 ongelezen / 22wonderY, maart 2013
Displaying illustrated books13 ongelezen / 13bernsad, februari 2013
mmignano11 joins!-20133 ongelezen / 3mmignano11, februari 2013
We are all mere amateurs17 ongelezen / 17Helcura, januari 2013
Bookmarks! Best, Practical, Unusual, Weird, (Usually) Poorly-designed, etc…84 ongelezen / 84sambadoll, januari 2013
Long Term Book Storage11 ongelezen / 11EclecticIndulgence, januari 2013
Bathtub Measurement on LT: What a Bathtub full of books might look like in real life10 ongelezen / 10EclecticIndulgence, januari 2013
Judging books by their cover: Decorator Books40 ongelezen / 40nathanielcampbell, januari 2013
Ladder repurposed as bookshelf3 ongelezen / 3Osbaldistone, januari 2013
Christmas arrivals need their own space!10 ongelezen / 10bestem, januari 2013
super coo shelves12 ongelezen / 12Osbaldistone, november 2012
Bookcase doors12 ongelezen / 12Nicole_VanK, november 2012
What about corners?33 ongelezen / 33fuzzi, oktober 2012
Cece's shelves on "New Girl".6 ongelezen / 6nathanielcampbell, oktober 2012
How long are your shelves? Totals26 ongelezen / 26Osbaldistone, oktober 2012
Photos of Happily-filled bookcases: The next wall90 ongelezen / 90Helcura, juli 2012
Book Buying Embargo31 ongelezen / 31Bowerbirds-Library, juni 2012
Sauder bookcases?6 ongelezen / 6yolana, juni 2012
mahogany library sign4 ongelezen / 4GaryCandelaria, mei 2012
8 of the most beautiful bookstores in the world8 ongelezen / 8Keeline, mei 2012
world's most beautiful bookstores12 ongelezen / 12omargosh, maart 2012
Madera Stacking Cabinet - Cost Plus World Market5 ongelezen / 5resnovae, maart 2012
Looking for creative ideas for storing & accessing my books.41 ongelezen / 41resnovae, maart 2012
Video of Bookcases of moving books: The Joy of Books11 ongelezen / 11johnsimpson, februari 2012
Vatican Library12 ongelezen / 12GaryCandelaria, februari 2012
Book- or Library-themed Bed & Breakfasts?7 ongelezen / 7justjim, december 2011
flavorwire's look at the libararies of authors16 ongelezen / 16Osbaldistone, december 2011
Building a library for the next generation13 ongelezen / 13muumi, december 2011
New Billy Bookshelf?8 ongelezen / 8yann2, november 2011
Article on Bookshelves and What They Reveal About Us: The Subconcious Shelf15 ongelezen / 15macsbrains, november 2011
Lost photo of some bookshelves6 ongelezen / 6Bowerbirds-Library, november 2011
Bookshelf comic!3 ongelezen / 3scintillathepun, november 2011
Nieman Marcus: Custom Library in 2011 Fantasy Christmas Catalog8 ongelezen / 8rgurskey, oktober 2011
Is anyone buying Borders fixtures?8 ongelezen / 82wonderY, september 2011
Plenty of space...26 ongelezen / 26bookstothesky, september 2011
Wooden You?7 ongelezen / 7alaudacorax, juli 2011
What is on your Golden Shelf?16 ongelezen / 16amarie, juli 2011
New Flickr Group: Personal Library3 ongelezen / 3pokarekareana, juni 2011
If your bookcases are just too full....24 ongelezen / 24amarie, mei 2011
Twenty Insanely Creative Bookshelves14 ongelezen / 14pokarekareana, mei 2011
help me find a shallower bookcase11 ongelezen / 11skittles, februari 2011
I see Lord Byron looked after his books.8 ongelezen / 8Steven_VI, januari 2011
Billy bookcases - what was Ikea thinking4 ongelezen / 4Bowerbirds-Library, januari 2011
It's time for some bookcases30 ongelezen / 30AnnieMod, januari 2011
How much weight will wall shelves hold?4 ongelezen / 4bumblesby, december 2010
Bookshelf Alternatives11 ongelezen / 11GirlMisanthrope, november 2010
Bookcase Decision13 ongelezen / 13abbottthomas, november 2010
Microfiche4 ongelezen / 4amarie, november 2010
10/10 for hip design, 0/10 for usefulness3 ongelezen / 3staffordcastle, november 2010
I want one of these!6 ongelezen / 62wonderY, oktober 2010
Let us bow our heads in respect!11 ongelezen / 11tophats, september 2010
Paranoid question about bookshelves5 ongelezen / 5indigosky, september 2010
Building Bookcases (for Dummies)23 ongelezen / 23Barton, juli 2010
library ladders15 ongelezen / 151dragones, mei 2010
storing magazines9 ongelezen / 9PossMan, mei 2010
Billy Bookcase for college dorm - can't mount!15 ongelezen / 15jessicariddoch, april 2010
My Dictionary Bookstand44 ongelezen / 44shikari, april 2010
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