Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bookshelves?

I built and installed some more bookshelves -- here's a sample.Very pleased with how they fit into the corner. With door and window frames defining the far edges, I made multiple measurements and it paid off! Shelves are only 5-½" deep, which seems a bit shallow but has worked out well so far.

Planning on doing I have done a full write-up/photo essay later.

12 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

You got a void there in the corner. I assume you've stashed a Mosin in the enclosed space. For emergencies. Better for the gun than burying it in the yard.

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

Since books breed when left side by side in the dark, constructing bookcases is merely an invitation to their procreation.

YMMV

Ed Rasimus said...

Another couple of years and books will be a decorating piece like antique cups and saucers or a display of Barbie dolls. All you really need is a single small drawer for your Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader. Thousands of books at your fingertips and no dusting!

You get over the tactile "feel of a real book" thing in about an hour.

Tam said...

Ed,

When I drop a paperback in the tub, I'm out eight bucks, tops...

Anonymous said...

Pants on monkeys, hooks in bathrooms, slings on long guns, and books on shelves.

Ordnung muss sein!

Shootin' Buddy

Turk Turon said...

Nice work!

Jeff said...

I KNEW I saw a monkey wearing pants in Broad Ripple the other day!

Linoge said...

Nicely done! Looking forward to the write-up, since we will be embarking on something similar in the near future.

Roberta X said...

NJT: Those who say, do not know; those who know, do not say.

Tam likes to point out that when it's time to bury guns, it's time to dig them up.

Roberta X said...

Ed: I don't think my signed copies of Alongside Night, the Heinlein bio (thank you^3 Turk; I owe you a proper note) and most of Mike Williamson's SF or the first edition of H. Rider Haggard's She and the Arkham House editions of Lovecraft can really be replaced by an e-reader. Neither can the vast numbers of out-of-print SF books, most of them paperback, that comprise the bulk of my library.

reflectoscope said...

Thats some nice carpentry, right there.

Jim

Ed Rasimus said...

Tam, I can't solve your drop in the tub problem. (I trashed my first gen Kindle about six weeks ago on a flight from Denver when the bimbo in the seat in front of me performed the knee crushing recline forcing my Kindle screen to shatter in the process.) Silver lining was an excuse to by a third gen model.

Signed editions are a loss. As a minimal demand book signer, myself, I honestly don't think it's much loss. Signed editions are fun, but over-rated.

As for your out-of-print stuff, that is a benefit not a shortcoming of e-readers. Lots of OOP books are available for free. Amazon library currently exceeds half-a-million titles. Lots are legacy stuff that is offered for free or just pennies. I got collected works (all his published books) of Arthur Conan Doyle (79 cents), Rudyard Kipling (99 cents), Machiavelli (free), Poe (free) and more.

Obviously I'm a disciple of the technology. When I don't have my Kindle with me, I can read the same books on my Blackberry (or iPhone or Droid) always in sync with the Kindle.