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  •  Wow! terrific job from design to end result! (16+ / 0-)

    I love the beadboard backing -nice touch.

    DH & I are in the process of selling our house & downsizing to a retirement home.  Even tho' our original house ain't that big, it's amazing how many books, camping stuff, books, cookware, books, tools, books and more books we've accumulated!   We've budgeted for some  remodeling in the retirement place, which will consist of new flooring in the bedroom (to replace the world's ugliest carpeting) and, of course, bookshelves!!

    Comfort the afflicted. Afflict the comfortable.

    by FindingMyVoice on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 06:11:07 AM PDT

    •  Thanks, FindingMyVoice. (10+ / 0-)

      Man, have fun with that sorting.  When my parents made that move, it took a long time for the family to decide what to let go, what to store, etc.  Looking back there are things I wish I had kept of theirs.  Hindsight...

      Greatest thing they ever did for the family was making that move, though.

      Enjoy your new home and your many books!

      "Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar." ~ Edward R. Murrow

      by CJB on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 06:47:44 AM PDT

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      •  My dream is to have floor-to-ceiling built in (11+ / 0-)

        bookshelves in at least one room :)

        Comfort the afflicted. Afflict the comfortable.

        by FindingMyVoice on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 07:05:18 AM PDT

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        •  be careful about concentrating the weight (0+ / 0-)

          of your books... retired librarian speaking here... books are HEAVY! If you have an accessible crawl-space or basement it will be a lot easier to tell where there is (or isn't) sufficient structural support to put your mass-book-shelf above!

          Let's see, I think when we built the new library (just before I retired), we had to be sure to educate the architects to the fact that they couldn't just build to office weight-load standard! for loaded bookshelves it's standard-office times 2.5 or some such. (Just went hunting and can't find a good doc. for that, but it's AT LEAST that.) Around the foundation perimeter, along load-bearing interior walls, those are the safest locations, if you're going to use what's there. Otherwise, you might be wise to check with a structural engineer and maybe beef up support at appropriate locations.

          "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

          by chimene on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 10:50:03 PM PDT

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