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Carpet Installation Company Lists Bookshelf Wall Ideas

If you’re a bookworm or your tchotchkes have run amok, consider adding a bookcase wall that will take up a mere 12 inches of floor space for additional storage in any room of your house. These walls can be as simple or as complex as you desire, and as your carpentry skills or budget allow. Carpet installation company Sloane’s Carpet Secret points out some items to keep in mind as you begin your search for the perfect bookcase solution.

Semi-Homemade
If you’re doing the construction yourself, a great way to take a short-cut is to start with stock cabinets from a home and garden store. Upper wall cabinets set on a simple base built from scratch work great as the bottom to your bookshelf because they are 12 inches deep. The end result will be a combo cabinet/bookshelf where the cabinets can keep some of your clutter out of view.

Strong Structure Behind Beauty
You could go for top-of-the-line materials from front to back, but may we suggest some cost-efficient veneer plywood to create the sturdy structure of your bookshelf with solid-wood trim to give it a polished look? Most lumber yards stock birch, oak and maple veneer plywood, but you can custom order plywood made from most any kind of wood. When determining what kind of wood to use, also consider if you plan to paint or stain it. Some woods are better suited for certain applications than others.

Have Your Lumberyard Cut Some of your Materials
Most lumberyards have a commercial table saw that will make quick work out of cutting the 8-foot sheet of plywood into your specified shelf widths for a small fee.

Placement of Bookshelf
Building the bookshelf from the floor all the way to the ceiling, around a window or door, and even to fill an awkward corner are efficient uses of space in your home.

How to Use This Information
Be sure to do your research before embarking on a do-it-yourself bookshelf, but once that’s complete, there is no reason not to build one. Sloane’s Carpet Secret, your Denver carpet installation company, has lots of options for brand-name carpet to finish your remodel. We look forward to taking your call at 303-300-9555 or please contact us online.

What lessons have you learned when building your own bookshelf?

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