Seventeen thousand books, no carpentry experience, limited budget
January 22, 2014 11:30 AM Subscribe
We have a lot of books, are moving next week, and want floor to ceiling (nine feet high), wall to wall bookcases in one room of our new place. How difficult would it be for us to do this ourselves? What're our options?
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I'm debating figuring out if there's a way if I can go to one of the big box stores and having the wood cut and then essentially making massive floor to ceiling bookshelves, one step up from the metal brackets nailed up the studs with a plank of wood down the length. We can afford a little bit, but not the full cost of hiring a carpenter to make this for us.
How realistic is this? We're smart and capable, but have essentially zero carpentry experience. Are there other options we should consider? Are there step-by-step resources that people recommend? I'm less interested in simple links to tutorials one could easily google, and more into personal experiences, recommendations, and links to and commentary on tutorials/guides that you actually used. Thanks