The thing is stacks fall over. Plus I always want the book at the bottom of the stack. It gets very tedious.
So the stacks have to go and so this week I invested in four new bookcases. I'm hoping it will be enough!
The bookcases I've bought are the Hemnes 90cm wide bookcase by IKEA.
|Hemnes Bookcase - white|
(Width: 90 cm; Depth: 37 cm; Height: 197 cm
Max. load/shelf: 30 kg
The idea is that these painted pine bookcases will give me the most flexible options for the future - and with adjustable legs they give me the best option re 170 year old floorboards right now!
This is the pre-assembly blog post. I'm calm - I have a plan of action - and "he who must not be bored while I sketch" is going to help me put them together.
If it all goes to plan we should have two assembled, in the right place (after quite a lot of furniture manoeuvring) and full of books by the end of tomorrow. Then it's on to the next two - after a short breather while I write a review of how easy they were to assemble.
[UPDATE: See Hemnes Bookcase x 4 for "The Art Library" #2 - RESULT! for what happened next ]
PS I also bought an Alex storage drawer unit for my art paper. Just trying to work out at the moment whether I've bought the one on castors as intended!