|Forum topic by RichardB||posted 09-13-2009 10:18 PM||1381 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-13-2009 10:18 PM
I’m in escrow for a house.
We have lots of books. Lots and lots.
My wife’s dream would be a whole wall floor-to-ceiling with one of those trolley ladders, but that’s a bit much for now. We do have a wall about ten feet wide, with a ceiling that slopes from about 9’ to 12’ where some shelves will go nicely.
I found some panels. Plywood, with nice veneers. Predrilled for shelf pegs one side only, through, or not at all.
So my thought was to pull off the baseboard moldings (There’s some leftovers in the garage rafters). Build some shelf units and tilt them up. They will have about a 4” kickplate to attach new baseboards when all is done. Leave the bottom shelf loose and shim the verticle members to level it, then put angle brackets from the top to the studs in the wall. No one will be able to see them, 8 feet up and all the way in the corner. I’d probably also use some brackets at the bottom against the wall, under the bottom shelf. This is earthquake country after all.
Does it sound feasible? I’m still wondering if I should put a back on the thing. Has anyone built anything similar?