I have run into a new difficulty. Finding a bookcase. One that will accommodate more than just your basic paperback or bestseller size book. I have a ton of art books. Probably literally. Quite a few of them reside in the bookcase in the space under our stairs.
One night several weeks ago we hear a loud crashing noise, but couldn’t figure out what it was. A few days later I noticed that the particle board shelf had given way under the weight of the books. They were only held up by pegs less than 1/2 long. Little surprise they finally gave up their burden.
Now that I’m an adult person (maybe) I feel that I should try to get something that doesn’t come in a box that I have to assemble. And isn’t made of particle board. I’ve come to despise particle board. We had a leak in the kitchen from the garbage disposal, since replaced and the entire cabinet under the sink pretty much disintegrated. I’ll put up with plywood, but particle board is a definite no. We’ve had this experience with other items as well when me, a cat or the stepson got something liquid on any of the many particle board based items in the house.
The only problem is that I can’t find a decent bookshelf not made of particle board. Everything seems to be made for ‘media storage.’ Storing cd’s or dvd’s. Shelf depth maybe 10 inches, usually less. I’m not a carpenter, but I’m beginning to wish I was.