Using a Stackable Bookcase

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated April 11, 2013)

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Often time's bookcases are the perfect piece of furniture to help make your home a little more organized. Bookcases are perfect for storing not only books, but all manner of other things as well. However, there are times when you may find yourself faced with the inability to use a traditional bookcase simply because of lack of space, strange floor plans, or possibly for other reasons. When you find yourself in these situations where you don't have the space for a regular bookcase, try using a stackable bookcase. Here's what you need to do.

  • Purpose. First, you need to consider what purpose you plan on using your bookcases for. This will help you determine the amount, and types of stackable bookcases to get. Do you plan on using the shelves only to store books? Are you going to have them used as a decorative piece in your home? Make sure that you have an idea of what you will be using your bookcases for before getting them.
  • Location. Where will you be putting them? With stackable bookcases, you have a little more flexibility as to where you place things. This is in large part due to the unique nature that such bookcases have. Try envisioning the cases in different arrangements throughout your home, and in different locations. You don't want them to get in the way of your daily living, so try a few practice runs. A great way to do these practice runs is by sketching out a design so that you know where everything can go.
  • Separate. Another great way to use your stackable bookcases is to help separate the room a little more. This is particularly useful in smaller apartments where you often only have one large "living space" that serves double duty as living room and a dining room. Arrange your cases so that you have two distinct areas that are clearly defined in purpose.
  • Rotate. If you are faced with limited space, as is often the case when using stackable bookcases, try to enliven things up a little bit by rotating your collection. Whether this is done by rotating what you are actually displaying, or actually physically rearranging the location of certain sections of bookcases, well that's your decision.
  • Randomize. For those who like to have a "random" look to their home or living space, then stackable bookcases are a great thing to have. Considering their unique design when compared to other types of shelves, stackable bookcases will allow you to "randomly" distribute your collection or storage areas throughout your home a lot easier than a traditional bookcase.

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Lee Wyatt

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What is five less than 5?

2013-04-11 16:53:48

J J Keist

It would be easier and less expensive to make your own shelves using planks and either nice bricks or concrete blocks. You could paint of varnish the planks to make them match the colors in your room, if you like; this way you can decide on the size of them, and make as many as you need.


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