Description: We have quite an extensive book collection and didn’t want boring bookcases. We also didn’t have a ton of money.
Base board heater prevented putting anything directly on the floor in front of the wall. We screwed a board to the back wall (same as is done with the lower Ikea kitchen cabinets). We then bought metal flanges and pipe from the hardware store and set a board across from the wall to the flanges. Set the bookcases on the board and secured.
I built the cover boxes with trim boards and painted to match. Carpet and chairs were from obtained locally online. Easy peasy. And we don’t think it looks bad either.
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