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SnowBells Fri 23-Jan-15 19:33:05

Almost floor to ceiling, and very wide bookcase needed. Has to fill half of a wall. Looking for suggestions. Hope you guys can come up with some...

Apatite1 Fri 23-Jan-15 19:35:10

Can a carpenter knock one up for you?

MondayNext Fri 23-Jan-15 19:35:44

Billy with all of the extensions? Everyone seem to have them, we would but they were too deep. It's not too expensive to have a local carpenter make something bespoke IME.

BikeRunSki Fri 23-Jan-15 19:36:59

We got one made. Or shelves?

chipsandpeas Fri 23-Jan-15 19:45:44

i was gonna suggest the ikea billy as well, the big one is about 6ft tall and quite wide

SnowBells Fri 23-Jan-15 19:47:51

How much would it cost from a local carpenter do you think???

DH is a bit meh about the Billy...

PatriciaHolm Fri 23-Jan-15 19:57:28

What kind of budget? We have a very large 150 year old mahogany one we got from an antique dealer, but it cost about £3k. I do love it though!

RCheshire Fri 23-Jan-15 20:05:48

I had a billy. Not cheap if you need a lot of space but look cheap, at least the finish we had. Get one made. Find local carpenters/joiners and get some quotes.

TeddyBee Sat 24-Jan-15 08:44:16

Look for old library bookcases on eBay. We have a similar problem, but no money at all. We had built ibs knocked up about four years ago, I don't like them but they were so expensive they have to stay sad

magimedi Sat 24-Jan-15 09:46:08

Billy - al lthe way.

Don't forget that when they are full of books it's the books you'll see not the actual bookcase.

Fcukfifa Sat 24-Jan-15 09:48:36

Have you looked on jali? They build made to measure furniture, think it's usually delivered in about 2 weeks.

TranquilityofSolitude Sat 24-Jan-15 09:52:59

You can do some amazing things with a billy

magimedi Sat 24-Jan-15 10:30:15

Tranquility - That's filled with some amazing idea.

burnishedsilver Sat 24-Jan-15 10:40:14

Our Billy collapsed under the weight of all the books. They're not very strong.

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