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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How do you organize?52 non-lus / 52Westwater, Avril 22
Moving with a large library?90 non-lus / 90humouress, Avril 1
Help! Powdery stuff coating my shelves18 non-lus / 18humouress, Février 10
A variety of DIY bookcases and bookshelves28 non-lus / 282wonderY, Janvier 12
Corner bookcases with adjustable shelves?15 non-lus / 15humouress, Juillet 2023
Forever Home; Forever Library16 non-lus / 16TrippB, Mars 2023
How to move books down stairs22 non-lus / 22ptimes, Mars 2023
Storage boxes13 non-lus / 13GreggS, Septembre 2022
bookshelf porn32 non-lus / 32humouress, Septembre 2022
Shelf-promotion: the art of furnishing rooms with books you haven’t read22 non-lus / 22Keeline, Mai 2022
Earthquake!21 non-lus / 21maggie1944, Avril 2022
Too many bookshelves16 non-lus / 16humouress, Janvier 2022
Lucy Mangan3 non-lus / 3alaudacorax, Novembre 2021
Fixed vs Moveable shelving10 non-lus / 102wonderY, Octobre 2021
New member to this forum - here's my DIY shelving17 non-lus / 17DVanderlinde, Mai 2021
New shelves -- questions10 non-lus / 10RickFlair, Avril 2021
Shutesbury Library Video: 900 sq ft library (raising money to get new building)--sweet fundraising a5 non-lus / 5Charles_Rayburn, Juillet 2020
Ikea: Everyone has a few books. Some have a few hundred....88 non-lus / 88nate48281, Mars 2020
Shelfie of the latest addition to our bookshelves.6 non-lus / 62wonderY, Juillet 2019
Basement Library Design Help Needed9 non-lus / 9staffordcastle, Août 2018
Mass-market paperbacks in Ikea Billy bookcases?8 non-lus / 8skittles, Mai 2017
Bookshelf/seating combo.10 non-lus / 10somermoore, Février 2017
Cedar bookshelves15 non-lus / 15readaholic12, Janvier 2017
Watch a Bookcase Build Itself3 non-lus / 3mstrust, Mai 2016
my rainbow shelves11 non-lus / 11omargosh, Mai 2016
So you think your bookcase is overcrowded18 non-lus / 18JerryMmm, Avril 2016
Hymnal Stand6 non-lus / 6mstrust, Avril 2016
Gilles Lundgren dies1 non-lu / 1abbottthomas, Mars 2016
article on the never ending dilemma of how to organize your shelves48 non-lus / 48Ennas, Octobre 2015
Home Library project14 non-lus / 14JaneAustenNut, Octobre 2015
Drooling4 non-lus / 4MarthaJeanne, Août 2015
Wanted: bookcases with thick shelves31 non-lus / 31DVanderlinde, Juillet 2014
Shelving very small books22 non-lus / 22ligature, Juin 2014
Home libraries as an art form20 non-lus / 20timepiece, Février 2014
UK Bespoke bookcases/cabinet maker14 non-lus / 14yolana, Février 2014
Full wall bookcase only for paperbacks12 non-lus / 12resnovae, Janvier 2014
World Market Bookcase7 non-lus / 7BredPit, Décembre 2013
I built 'em, I filled 'em, now5 non-lus / 5resnovae, Décembre 2013
oh yes17 non-lus / 17varielle, Novembre 2013
biblio tchotchkes, gewgaws, knickknacks, baubles, lagniappes, trinkets, kitsch41 non-lus / 41rgurskey, Novembre 2013
A new bookcase from Office Depot4 non-lus / 4nandadevi, Juillet 2013
Any ideas on "infinitely" adjustable bookshelves.18 non-lus / 18Carnophile, Avril 2013
Compiliation of links to LTer's library photos15 non-lus / 15milotooberry, Avril 2013
Photos of Happily-Filled Bookcases305 non-lus / 305Helcura, Avril 2013
Bookcases with secret compartments14 non-lus / 14Keeline, Mars 2013
Bookends! (even numbers, please)143 non-lus / 143Fred_R, Mars 2013
Lifehacker: Show Us Your BookShelf article2 non-lus / 22wonderY, Mars 2013
Displaying illustrated books13 non-lus / 13bernsad, Février 2013
mmignano11 joins!-20133 non-lus / 3mmignano11, Février 2013
We are all mere amateurs17 non-lus / 17Helcura, Janvier 2013
Bookmarks! Best, Practical, Unusual, Weird, (Usually) Poorly-designed, etc…84 non-lus / 84sambadoll, Janvier 2013
Long Term Book Storage11 non-lus / 11EclecticIndulgence, Janvier 2013
Bathtub Measurement on LT: What a Bathtub full of books might look like in real life10 non-lus / 10EclecticIndulgence, Janvier 2013
Judging books by their cover: Decorator Books40 non-lus / 40nathanielcampbell, Janvier 2013
Ladder repurposed as bookshelf3 non-lus / 3Osbaldistone, Janvier 2013
Christmas arrivals need their own space!10 non-lus / 10bestem, Janvier 2013
super coo shelves12 non-lus / 12Osbaldistone, Novembre 2012
Bookcase doors12 non-lus / 12Nicole_VanK, Novembre 2012
What about corners?33 non-lus / 33fuzzi, Octobre 2012
Cece's shelves on "New Girl".6 non-lus / 6nathanielcampbell, Octobre 2012
How long are your shelves? Totals26 non-lus / 26Osbaldistone, Octobre 2012
Photos of Happily-filled bookcases: The next wall90 non-lus / 90Helcura, Juillet 2012
Book Buying Embargo31 non-lus / 31Bowerbirds-Library, Juin 2012
Sauder bookcases?6 non-lus / 6yolana, Juin 2012
mahogany library sign4 non-lus / 4GaryCandelaria, Mai 2012
8 of the most beautiful bookstores in the world8 non-lus / 8Keeline, Mai 2012
world's most beautiful bookstores12 non-lus / 12omargosh, Mars 2012
Madera Stacking Cabinet - Cost Plus World Market5 non-lus / 5resnovae, Mars 2012
Looking for creative ideas for storing & accessing my books.41 non-lus / 41resnovae, Mars 2012
Video of Bookcases of moving books: The Joy of Books11 non-lus / 11johnsimpson, Février 2012
Vatican Library12 non-lus / 12GaryCandelaria, Février 2012
Book- or Library-themed Bed & Breakfasts?7 non-lus / 7justjim, Décembre 2011
flavorwire's look at the libararies of authors16 non-lus / 16Osbaldistone, Décembre 2011
Building a library for the next generation13 non-lus / 13muumi, Décembre 2011
New Billy Bookshelf?8 non-lus / 8yann2, Novembre 2011
Article on Bookshelves and What They Reveal About Us: The Subconcious Shelf15 non-lus / 15macsbrains, Novembre 2011
Lost photo of some bookshelves6 non-lus / 6Bowerbirds-Library, Novembre 2011
Bookshelf comic!3 non-lus / 3scintillathepun, Novembre 2011
Nieman Marcus: Custom Library in 2011 Fantasy Christmas Catalog8 non-lus / 8rgurskey, Octobre 2011
Is anyone buying Borders fixtures?8 non-lus / 82wonderY, Septembre 2011
Plenty of space...26 non-lus / 26bookstothesky, Septembre 2011
Wooden You?7 non-lus / 7alaudacorax, Juillet 2011
What is on your Golden Shelf?16 non-lus / 16amarie, Juillet 2011
New Flickr Group: Personal Library3 non-lus / 3pokarekareana, Juin 2011
If your bookcases are just too full....24 non-lus / 24amarie, Mai 2011
Twenty Insanely Creative Bookshelves14 non-lus / 14pokarekareana, Mai 2011
help me find a shallower bookcase11 non-lus / 11skittles, Février 2011
I see Lord Byron looked after his books.8 non-lus / 8Steven_VI, Janvier 2011
Billy bookcases - what was Ikea thinking4 non-lus / 4Bowerbirds-Library, Janvier 2011
It's time for some bookcases30 non-lus / 30AnnieMod, Janvier 2011
How much weight will wall shelves hold?4 non-lus / 4bumblesby, Décembre 2010
Bookshelf Alternatives11 non-lus / 11GirlMisanthrope, Novembre 2010
Bookcase Decision13 non-lus / 13abbottthomas, Novembre 2010
Microfiche4 non-lus / 4amarie, Novembre 2010
10/10 for hip design, 0/10 for usefulness3 non-lus / 3staffordcastle, Novembre 2010
I want one of these!6 non-lus / 62wonderY, Octobre 2010
Let us bow our heads in respect!11 non-lus / 11tophats, Septembre 2010
Paranoid question about bookshelves5 non-lus / 5indigosky, Septembre 2010
Building Bookcases (for Dummies)23 non-lus / 23Barton, Juillet 2010
library ladders15 non-lus / 151dragones, Mai 2010
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