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Rolling shelves for boxes of vinyl records?

So, I have boxes of vinyl records sitting in the bottom shelf of a built-in without much headroom. This means that every time i want to find a record, I have to pull the (heavy) boxes out onto the floor, select the record and then pull it back up onto the shelf. I would like to figure out a better way, ideally by installing a roll-out shelf (or set of shelves) for the boxes to sit on. [more inside]
posted by softlord on Aug 8, 2014 - 12 answers

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world

Crate & Barrel has this modular shelving unit/desk hybrid which would be perfect for my needs, except the shelving unit doesn't actually hold very much. I thought IKEA had something similar but they don't really (their desk sticks out at a 90 degree angle from the shelves). Do you know of anyone who sells a shelving system like this (with a desk option) that will actually hold books. Thanks!
posted by anastasiav on Mar 6, 2014 - 17 answers

Seventeen thousand books, no carpentry experience, limited budget

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? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Jan 22, 2014 - 24 answers

Low-VOC cabinet refinishing for dummies.

A question about how to refinish my cabinets, in a kitten-friendly (low VOC) way? Apologies in advance, as I'm new to furniture / wood stuff and think I'm missing something obvious. Kitten pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Jan 4, 2014 - 6 answers

How can I best obscure this storage shelving?

So I'm utilizing this finished basement area as a bedroom and would like to use the built in shelving pictured as possible clothing or linen storage. [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Apr 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Where can I find unusual sized melamine shelves?

When we bought our house, the garage came with some very nice cabinets already installed. This weekend I found myself wanting a few extra shelves for them, and I have so far been unsuccessful in finding any that will work. They are fairly standard looking white melamine shelves, but apparently the size is unusual. Is there somewhere I can go to get truly custom shelves made (or find a wider variety of sizes)? [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Mar 10, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me get my binders and books off the floor!

Where can I find relatively inexpensive shelving solutions that work for my home office? At least 4 feet tall, preferably 5 feet or more, and no wider than 28 inches. Folding shelves is what I've been looking for, with lackluster results, so I'm open to ideas. The closest Ikea is 4 hours one way.
posted by Giggilituffin on Feb 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Kitchen Clutter Control! Help me find shelves for my counter.

I want to mount narrow shelves at the back of my kitchen counters, along the top of the backsplash. I have not been able to find anything suitable to match the dark decor. I have black laminate counters with dark cherry-finish wood cabinets. All the hardware in our house is oil-rubbed bronze. See PHOTOS. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Jun 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Attractive modular media shelving?

Attractive modular media shelving? [more inside]
posted by Grinder on Jan 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Good bookshelves

Bookshelves that don't suck. [more inside]
posted by enn on Dec 28, 2010 - 25 answers

Wall-mounted shelving for a tiny room?

In need of guidance on utilitarian (read: cheap) wall shelving. I have one set that came with the room that are precisely what I need, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Help? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on Oct 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Bauhaus Bibliotheek?

Can anyone provide some context for this picture (from the "Bookshelf Porn" FB group, via this post)? Where is this building? Is it a private residence? Who designed it? Any other pictures? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Jul 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Narrow indoor window sill shelving needed

I need some sort of interior window sill shelving for the winter as my succulent collection has grown a bit out of control. I've googled and I can find next to nothing perhaps because I can find the right terminology. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Jun 21, 2010 - 6 answers

What devices will help me organize my small freezer space?

My freezer has about 24 in (W) × 16 in (H) × 14 in (D) usable space. There's no internal shelving, so things are easily disorganized. Is there a good plastic shelf I could get to help? Other helpful devices or freezer organizational ideas?
posted by grouse on Jun 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Replacement shelves to interface with old moldings

Shelving question: In some of my closets, there are moldings on the wall that shelves seem to have been meant to rest on. The original shelves are gone in some cases and cheap planks of wood have been attached to the wall or are resting on the moldings. I'd like to install Elfa or some similar track-based shelving, but the moldings are in the way. I wonder if there is any shelving designed to work with these moldings; my Google-fu has failed me. Is anyone familiar with this style of shelving and able to direct me to a resource for replacement shelves? This photo has an example of some of the replacement shelves the prior owner installed: Photo [more inside]
posted by scottso17 on Dec 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Shelving that doesn't collapse on anyone's head.

Please help me work out a plan for my wall-mounted shelf project. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on May 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Put a pole in my living room.

How do I DIY-up a pole-mounted shelving system like this? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Mar 3, 2009 - 10 answers

The opposite of out of the box thinking...

I'm looking for a box shelf - one foot by one foot square - that's wall mounted. Black brown wood. I've been looking the length of google but clearly I'm not doing it right. Help. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Searching for wall mounted bookshelves.

Searching for the perfect, wall mounted bookshelves: As I live in San Francisco, I'd like some books shelves that are adjustable and readily anchored to the wall. The Treku Bookcase from DWR is perfect, but (as with much from DWR) a bit too expensive. Any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Oct 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Am I overloading my IVAR shelving?

How many books can an IVAR bookshelf unit from IKEA hold? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Aug 4, 2008 - 9 answers

I think I need a putty knife...

I need to hang things from my walls and ceilings, but can't. Help! [more inside]
posted by roygbv on May 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Seattle-area bookcase company?

I want to have some bookshelves made for my living room. Any recommendations for a Seattle-area carpenter or company to do the work? Also, can you identify a furniture style for me (links inside) so I can describe the shelves I want? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Feb 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Attractive shelves for holding plastic tubs?

Shelves, with doors, that hold large plastic tubs? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 20, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me find drawer slides to convert a suitcase into an portable shelving unit.

Help me find drawer slides to convert a suitcase into an portable shelving unit. [more inside]
posted by chundo on May 11, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for angle iron source for shelving

I'm trying to find angle iron uprights for industrial shelving. My small non-profit was given shelving (well, shelves) that we originally expected uprights to come with and they ended up without the uprights. I'm looking for angle iron around 8 ft(96inches) long, of reasonable strength, and with bolt holes running the length. Holes on the shelves are approximately 3/4" on center from the corner, but are oval. leads are appreciated as my google-fu has mostly failed me. thanks.
posted by bagelche on May 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Where to find solid wood cd shelving in the Dallas/Fort Worth area?

Where to find solid wood cd shelving in the Dallas/Fort Worth area? [more inside]
posted by snowleopard on Feb 24, 2007 - 2 answers

Looking For the Perfect... Shelves

This is a long shot, but I'm looking to purchase shelving units that match, or at least come very close, to those pictured here [more inside]
posted by incomple on Dec 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Corner Shelf?

I'm looking for a shelf (from 3 - 5 feet high) that neatly fills a corner, i.e. it turns at a 90 degree angle. A "Corner Shelf." Either one piece or something in two-peices that would go together without interrupting the flow too much. Anyone know of such a shelf set? Hopefully from a national brand available in the S.F. Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Nov 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Cheap, Sturdy Modular Shelving?

Can anyone recommend some reasonably-priced, reasonably-sturdy modular shelving? [more inside]
posted by dgeiser13 on Sep 15, 2005 - 9 answers

Measurement-foo and shelf-fill rate help?

See a librarian’s brain asplode*! So my library is moving back into our building next summer. We have some 8,400 linear feet of bound serials* being moved into 15,500 linear feet of compact shelving*. We need to tell the mover what we want our fill rate* to be. Sounds easy, right? However, there are complications, horrible complications. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Nov 30, 2004 - 15 answers

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