When I designed the house I made a rather large error - I forgot to build in space for our books. Now, for some folks that wouldn't be a big deal. For us? A pretty major oversight. Nowadays most of our books are purchased as e-books but we still have many, many physical books that we frequently re-read. So we needed a spot for them. Last fall when I installed the hardwood flooring and then trimmed the rooms, we also build some bookshelf molding in the studio. Now that the bathroom was finished and I was trying to get more of the books put away, I decided it would work in the bedroom too. So, another 20 linear feet of bookshelf went up.
The shelf sits on a small sill that is screwed to studs. Then hooks are strategically spaced in studs and the shelf front is tied to the hooks with rope. Kinda cool really.
|Attaching the rope (and look - slippers!)
|Sections of shelf; see the rope supports?
|Many, many books
|And many more books