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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Too many bookshelves10 ulæste / 10MarthaJeanne, torsdag 11:08am
New member to this forum - here's my DIY shelving16 ulæste / 16SaintSunniva, august 2020
Shutesbury Library Video: 900 sq ft library (raising money to get new building)--sweet fundraising a5 ulæste / 5Charles_Rayburn, juli 2020
Earthquake!18 ulæste / 18lesmel, juli 2020
Ikea: Everyone has a few books. Some have a few hundred....88 ulæste / 88nate48281, marts 2020
Shelfie of the latest addition to our bookshelves.6 ulæste / 62wonderY, juli 2019
bookshelf porn21 ulæste / 21bluepiano, juli 2019
How do you organize?47 ulæste / 47Cardinal24, december 2018
Basement Library Design Help Needed9 ulæste / 9staffordcastle, august 2018
Storage boxes12 ulæste / 12staffordcastle, juni 2017
Mass-market paperbacks in Ikea Billy bookcases?8 ulæste / 8skittles, maj 2017
Moving with a large library?83 ulæste / 83brucer42, april 2017
Bookshelf/seating combo.10 ulæste / 10somermoore, februar 2017
Cedar bookshelves15 ulæste / 15readaholic12, januar 2017
Watch a Bookcase Build Itself3 ulæste / 3mstrust, maj 2016
my rainbow shelves11 ulæste / 11omargosh, maj 2016
So you think your bookcase is overcrowded18 ulæste / 18JerryMmm, april 2016
Hymnal Stand6 ulæste / 6mstrust, april 2016
Gilles Lundgren dies1 ulæst / 1abbottthomas, marts 2016
article on the never ending dilemma of how to organize your shelves48 ulæste / 48Ennas, oktober 2015
Home Library project14 ulæste / 14JaneAustenNut, oktober 2015
Drooling4 ulæste / 4MarthaJeanne, august 2015
A variety of DIY bookcases and bookshelves23 ulæste / 23alaudacorax, august 2015
Wanted: bookcases with thick shelves31 ulæste / 31DVanderlinde, juli 2014
Shelving very small books22 ulæste / 22ligature, juni 2014
Home libraries as an art form20 ulæste / 20timepiece, februar 2014
UK Bespoke bookcases/cabinet maker14 ulæste / 14yolana, februar 2014
Full wall bookcase only for paperbacks12 ulæste / 12resnovae, januar 2014
World Market Bookcase7 ulæste / 7BredPit, december 2013
I built 'em, I filled 'em, now5 ulæste / 5resnovae, december 2013
oh yes17 ulæste / 17varielle, november 2013
biblio tchotchkes, gewgaws, knickknacks, baubles, lagniappes, trinkets, kitsch41 ulæste / 41rgurskey, november 2013
A new bookcase from Office Depot4 ulæste / 4nandadevi, juli 2013
Any ideas on "infinitely" adjustable bookshelves.18 ulæste / 18Carnophile, april 2013
Compiliation of links to LTer's library photos15 ulæste / 15milotooberry, april 2013
Photos of Happily-Filled Bookcases305 ulæste / 305Helcura, april 2013
Bookcases with secret compartments14 ulæste / 14Keeline, marts 2013
Bookends! (even numbers, please)143 ulæste / 143Fred_R, marts 2013
Lifehacker: Show Us Your BookShelf article2 ulæste / 22wonderY, marts 2013
Displaying illustrated books13 ulæste / 13bernsad, februar 2013
mmignano11 joins!-20133 ulæste / 3mmignano11, februar 2013
We are all mere amateurs17 ulæste / 17Helcura, januar 2013
Bookmarks! Best, Practical, Unusual, Weird, (Usually) Poorly-designed, etc…84 ulæste / 84sambadoll, januar 2013
Long Term Book Storage11 ulæste / 11EclecticIndulgence, januar 2013
Bathtub Measurement on LT: What a Bathtub full of books might look like in real life10 ulæste / 10EclecticIndulgence, januar 2013
Judging books by their cover: Decorator Books40 ulæste / 40nathanielcampbell, januar 2013
Ladder repurposed as bookshelf3 ulæste / 3Osbaldistone, januar 2013
Christmas arrivals need their own space!10 ulæste / 10bestem, januar 2013
super coo shelves12 ulæste / 12Osbaldistone, november 2012
Bookcase doors12 ulæste / 12Nicole_VanK, november 2012
What about corners?33 ulæste / 33fuzzi, oktober 2012
Cece's shelves on "New Girl".6 ulæste / 6nathanielcampbell, oktober 2012
How long are your shelves? Totals26 ulæste / 26Osbaldistone, oktober 2012
Photos of Happily-filled bookcases: The next wall90 ulæste / 90Helcura, juli 2012
Book Buying Embargo31 ulæste / 31Bowerbirds-Library, juni 2012
Sauder bookcases?6 ulæste / 6yolana, juni 2012
mahogany library sign4 ulæste / 4GaryCandelaria, maj 2012
8 of the most beautiful bookstores in the world8 ulæste / 8Keeline, maj 2012
world's most beautiful bookstores12 ulæste / 12omargosh, marts 2012
Madera Stacking Cabinet - Cost Plus World Market5 ulæste / 5resnovae, marts 2012
Looking for creative ideas for storing & accessing my books.41 ulæste / 41resnovae, marts 2012
Video of Bookcases of moving books: The Joy of Books11 ulæste / 11johnsimpson, februar 2012
Vatican Library12 ulæste / 12GaryCandelaria, februar 2012
Book- or Library-themed Bed & Breakfasts?7 ulæste / 7justjim, december 2011
flavorwire's look at the libararies of authors16 ulæste / 16Osbaldistone, december 2011
Building a library for the next generation13 ulæste / 13muumi, december 2011
New Billy Bookshelf?8 ulæste / 8yann2, november 2011
Article on Bookshelves and What They Reveal About Us: The Subconcious Shelf15 ulæste / 15macsbrains, november 2011
Lost photo of some bookshelves6 ulæste / 6Bowerbirds-Library, november 2011
Bookshelf comic!3 ulæste / 3scintillathepun, november 2011
Nieman Marcus: Custom Library in 2011 Fantasy Christmas Catalog8 ulæste / 8rgurskey, oktober 2011
Is anyone buying Borders fixtures?8 ulæste / 82wonderY, september 2011
Plenty of space...26 ulæste / 26bookstothesky, september 2011
Wooden You?7 ulæste / 7alaudacorax, juli 2011
What is on your Golden Shelf?16 ulæste / 16amarie, juli 2011
New Flickr Group: Personal Library3 ulæste / 3pokarekareana, juni 2011
If your bookcases are just too full....24 ulæste / 24amarie, maj 2011
Twenty Insanely Creative Bookshelves14 ulæste / 14pokarekareana, maj 2011
help me find a shallower bookcase11 ulæste / 11skittles, februar 2011
I see Lord Byron looked after his books.8 ulæste / 8Steven_VI, januar 2011
Billy bookcases - what was Ikea thinking4 ulæste / 4Bowerbirds-Library, januar 2011
It's time for some bookcases30 ulæste / 30AnnieMod, januar 2011
How much weight will wall shelves hold?4 ulæste / 4tames, december 2010
New shelves -- questions9 ulæste / 9MoTown, november 2010
Bookshelf Alternatives11 ulæste / 11GirlMisanthrope, november 2010
Bookcase Decision13 ulæste / 13abbottthomas, november 2010
Microfiche4 ulæste / 4amarie, november 2010
10/10 for hip design, 0/10 for usefulness3 ulæste / 3staffordcastle, november 2010
I want one of these!6 ulæste / 62wonderY, oktober 2010
Let us bow our heads in respect!11 ulæste / 11tophats, september 2010
Paranoid question about bookshelves5 ulæste / 5indigosky, september 2010
Building Bookcases (for Dummies)23 ulæste / 23Barton, juli 2010
library ladders15 ulæste / 151dragones, maj 2010
storing magazines9 ulæste / 9PossMan, maj 2010
Billy Bookcase for college dorm - can't mount!15 ulæste / 15jessicariddoch, april 2010
My Dictionary Bookstand44 ulæste / 44shikari, april 2010
My homebuilt bookcases18 ulæste / 18rybie2, marts 2010
Plans for a revolving bookcase please.18 ulæste / 18CharlotteMarie, marts 2010
IKEA bookcase recommendation?29 ulæste / 29RRHowell, marts 2010
handyman or carpenter?2 ulæste / 2AuntieCatherine, februar 2010
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