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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Corner bookcases with adjustable shelves?15 olästa / 15humouress, juli 10
Forever Home; Forever Library16 olästa / 16TrippB, mars 16
How to move books down stairs22 olästa / 22ptimes, mars 10
Moving with a large library?88 olästa / 88Nicole_VanK, oktober 2022
Storage boxes13 olästa / 13GreggS, september 2022
bookshelf porn32 olästa / 32humouress, september 2022
Shelf-promotion: the art of furnishing rooms with books you haven’t read22 olästa / 22Keeline, maj 2022
Earthquake!21 olästa / 21maggie1944, april 2022
Too many bookshelves16 olästa / 16humouress, januari 2022
Lucy Mangan3 olästa / 3alaudacorax, november 2021
Fixed vs Moveable shelving10 olästa / 102wonderY, oktober 2021
New member to this forum - here's my DIY shelving17 olästa / 17DVanderlinde, maj 2021
New shelves -- questions10 olästa / 10RickFlair, april 2021
Shutesbury Library Video: 900 sq ft library (raising money to get new building)--sweet fundraising a5 olästa / 5Charles_Rayburn, juli 2020
Ikea: Everyone has a few books. Some have a few hundred....88 olästa / 88nate48281, mars 2020
Shelfie of the latest addition to our bookshelves.6 olästa / 62wonderY, juli 2019
How do you organize?47 olästa / 47Cardinal24, december 2018
Basement Library Design Help Needed9 olästa / 9staffordcastle, augusti 2018
Mass-market paperbacks in Ikea Billy bookcases?8 olästa / 8skittles, maj 2017
Bookshelf/seating combo.10 olästa / 10somermoore, februari 2017
Cedar bookshelves15 olästa / 15readaholic12, januari 2017
Watch a Bookcase Build Itself3 olästa / 3mstrust, maj 2016
my rainbow shelves11 olästa / 11omargosh, maj 2016
So you think your bookcase is overcrowded18 olästa / 18JerryMmm, april 2016
Hymnal Stand6 olästa / 6mstrust, april 2016
Gilles Lundgren dies1 oläst / 1abbottthomas, mars 2016
article on the never ending dilemma of how to organize your shelves48 olästa / 48Ennas, oktober 2015
Home Library project14 olästa / 14JaneAustenNut, oktober 2015
Drooling4 olästa / 4MarthaJeanne, augusti 2015
A variety of DIY bookcases and bookshelves23 olästa / 23alaudacorax, augusti 2015
Wanted: bookcases with thick shelves31 olästa / 31DVanderlinde, juli 2014
Shelving very small books22 olästa / 22ligature, juni 2014
Home libraries as an art form20 olästa / 20timepiece, februari 2014
UK Bespoke bookcases/cabinet maker14 olästa / 14yolana, februari 2014
Full wall bookcase only for paperbacks12 olästa / 12resnovae, januari 2014
World Market Bookcase7 olästa / 7BredPit, december 2013
I built 'em, I filled 'em, now5 olästa / 5resnovae, december 2013
oh yes17 olästa / 17varielle, november 2013
biblio tchotchkes, gewgaws, knickknacks, baubles, lagniappes, trinkets, kitsch41 olästa / 41rgurskey, november 2013
A new bookcase from Office Depot4 olästa / 4nandadevi, juli 2013
Any ideas on "infinitely" adjustable bookshelves.18 olästa / 18Carnophile, april 2013
Compiliation of links to LTer's library photos15 olästa / 15milotooberry, april 2013
Photos of Happily-Filled Bookcases305 olästa / 305Helcura, april 2013
Bookcases with secret compartments14 olästa / 14Keeline, mars 2013
Bookends! (even numbers, please)143 olästa / 143Fred_R, mars 2013
Lifehacker: Show Us Your BookShelf article2 olästa / 22wonderY, mars 2013
Displaying illustrated books13 olästa / 13bernsad, februari 2013
mmignano11 joins!-20133 olästa / 3mmignano11, februari 2013
We are all mere amateurs17 olästa / 17Helcura, januari 2013
Bookmarks! Best, Practical, Unusual, Weird, (Usually) Poorly-designed, etc…84 olästa / 84sambadoll, januari 2013
Long Term Book Storage11 olästa / 11EclecticIndulgence, januari 2013
Bathtub Measurement on LT: What a Bathtub full of books might look like in real life10 olästa / 10EclecticIndulgence, januari 2013
Judging books by their cover: Decorator Books40 olästa / 40nathanielcampbell, januari 2013
Ladder repurposed as bookshelf3 olästa / 3Osbaldistone, januari 2013
Christmas arrivals need their own space!10 olästa / 10bestem, januari 2013
super coo shelves12 olästa / 12Osbaldistone, november 2012
Bookcase doors12 olästa / 12Nicole_VanK, november 2012
What about corners?33 olästa / 33fuzzi, oktober 2012
Cece's shelves on "New Girl".6 olästa / 6nathanielcampbell, oktober 2012
How long are your shelves? Totals26 olästa / 26Osbaldistone, oktober 2012
Photos of Happily-filled bookcases: The next wall90 olästa / 90Helcura, juli 2012
Book Buying Embargo31 olästa / 31Bowerbirds-Library, juni 2012
Sauder bookcases?6 olästa / 6yolana, juni 2012
mahogany library sign4 olästa / 4GaryCandelaria, maj 2012
8 of the most beautiful bookstores in the world8 olästa / 8Keeline, maj 2012
world's most beautiful bookstores12 olästa / 12omargosh, mars 2012
Madera Stacking Cabinet - Cost Plus World Market5 olästa / 5resnovae, mars 2012
Looking for creative ideas for storing & accessing my books.41 olästa / 41resnovae, mars 2012
Video of Bookcases of moving books: The Joy of Books11 olästa / 11johnsimpson, februari 2012
Vatican Library12 olästa / 12GaryCandelaria, februari 2012
Book- or Library-themed Bed & Breakfasts?7 olästa / 7justjim, december 2011
flavorwire's look at the libararies of authors16 olästa / 16Osbaldistone, december 2011
Building a library for the next generation13 olästa / 13muumi, december 2011
New Billy Bookshelf?8 olästa / 8yann2, november 2011
Article on Bookshelves and What They Reveal About Us: The Subconcious Shelf15 olästa / 15macsbrains, november 2011
Lost photo of some bookshelves6 olästa / 6Bowerbirds-Library, november 2011
Bookshelf comic!3 olästa / 3scintillathepun, november 2011
Nieman Marcus: Custom Library in 2011 Fantasy Christmas Catalog8 olästa / 8rgurskey, oktober 2011
Is anyone buying Borders fixtures?8 olästa / 82wonderY, september 2011
Plenty of space...26 olästa / 26bookstothesky, september 2011
Wooden You?7 olästa / 7alaudacorax, juli 2011
What is on your Golden Shelf?16 olästa / 16amarie, juli 2011
New Flickr Group: Personal Library3 olästa / 3pokarekareana, juni 2011
If your bookcases are just too full....24 olästa / 24amarie, maj 2011
Twenty Insanely Creative Bookshelves14 olästa / 14pokarekareana, maj 2011
help me find a shallower bookcase11 olästa / 11skittles, februari 2011
I see Lord Byron looked after his books.8 olästa / 8Steven_VI, januari 2011
Billy bookcases - what was Ikea thinking4 olästa / 4Bowerbirds-Library, januari 2011
It's time for some bookcases30 olästa / 30AnnieMod, januari 2011
How much weight will wall shelves hold?4 olästa / 4bumblesby, december 2010
Bookshelf Alternatives11 olästa / 11GirlMisanthrope, november 2010
Bookcase Decision13 olästa / 13abbottthomas, november 2010
Microfiche4 olästa / 4amarie, november 2010
10/10 for hip design, 0/10 for usefulness3 olästa / 3staffordcastle, november 2010
I want one of these!6 olästa / 62wonderY, oktober 2010
Let us bow our heads in respect!11 olästa / 11tophats, september 2010
Paranoid question about bookshelves5 olästa / 5indigosky, september 2010
Building Bookcases (for Dummies)23 olästa / 23Barton, juli 2010
library ladders15 olästa / 151dragones, maj 2010
storing magazines9 olästa / 9PossMan, maj 2010
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