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Ken_C
Wall-to-wall bookcase, made from combined, separate pieces
Ken_C

We're moving into a new house and need many bookcases. I remember an old episode of Ask... where the guys bought several individual, ready-made, narrow bookcases at some big-box store and arranged them side-by-side to cover a large wall floor to ceiling, and used trim to make them appear to be one whole, built-in unit.
But I don't remember where they bought the several individual bookcases -- was it a national chain store (e.g., HomeDepot)? Does anyone know where I might find a source of these ready-built bookcases in Southern California?
Thank you.

A. Spruce
Re: Wall-to-wall bookcase, made from combined, separate pieces
A. Spruce

Any furniture shop that has the bookcases you like will work.

dj1
Re: Wall-to-wall bookcase, made from combined, separate pieces
dj1

IKEA has a few interesting ideas.

Another idea will be to do a custom "library style" wall. I've done that in one custom home I've built, including the rolling attached ladder. Just like in the movies.

There's a bookcase for every budget.

hollasboy
Re: Wall-to-wall bookcase, made from combined, separate pieces
hollasboy

I tried Ikea bookcases years ago, and the shelves inevitably sagged with time. I then discovered that though they looked like real wood, they were in fact particle board and had succumbed to our ever-present humidity in the South. If you are going to spend the money and time on built-ins, make sure you only use 100% real wood. As far as I have seen, such real wood bookcases do not exist at any big box store. Most major cities do have unfinished furniture store outlets. Also, you can order some nice ones ****** nowadays.

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