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sisyphus 08-04-2011 09:51 AM

inexpensive book cases
My wife has books all over the house. I purchased a couple of Ikea book cases a few yrs. back but they are cheap and filled up. I would like something a little more sturdier but not too expensive.would it be cheaper to purchase or build my own. thanks

nealtw 08-04-2011 11:54 AM

Depending on skill level and tools availibe you can do pretty good with mdf or like product, but if your buying real would at retail, it's hard to compete. I would be looking for a deal or evan look for used.

TxBuilder 08-04-2011 02:16 PM

I built a very nice bookshelf/entertainment center. Probably saved a couple hundred bucks. And I got cubbies where I Wanted them and how big I wanted them.

sisyphus 08-04-2011 06:34 PM

thanks, will look into this a little further.

TxBuilder 08-05-2011 09:16 AM

How to Build a Bookcase: Step-by-Step Woodworking Plans - Popular Mechanics

That bookcase looks amazing. I wish I had thought of that!

grace2010 10-01-2011 09:46 PM

I think if you want to save money you had better make it by yourself. DIY a bookcase is easy , you can do it. Good luck!

SnellExperts 10-03-2011 01:34 PM

If you haven't already made it by now, I would recommend the approach of making it yourself. I like the customization options of building stuff like that yourself :)

Alyssa 10-04-2011 02:36 PM

staples has nice ones that are pretty good quality

mrrobinson 10-09-2011 02:03 PM

i would build your own. you can design it how you want, how big, what color....etc. and it will be more memorable. something you can give family members years from now....."so and and so made this in our family...."

swingset 11-19-2011 01:12 AM

Looks like the overwhelming favorite is to build one. This is definitely good if you want to make something exactly the way you want it, but you have find good bookshelves for cheap if you want something easy. I found one for my son's room for about $80 that looks nice and is fairly strong.

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