Sunday, April 4, 2010

My bookcase can kick your bookcase's butt and make it cry...

I just picked up this bookcase from a neighbor of my mother. She had picked up 8 or 9 of these things at one point, and just didn't have room for this one anymore.

No wonder! This thing is HUGE! It's a monster of a bookcase. It stands 95 inches tall. Yep, 95 inches! That's just a hair under 8 feet tall! I will actually need a step ladder to reach the top shelf! When I stand in front of the bookcase, I am eye level with the bottom of the second shelf down-- and I'm about 5'5"!

I had planned on probably putting this out in the garage for additional storage. However after getting it home we found that it is too tall for the garage! So today it got moved into the entryway. The only place that it will fit in my house is in the living room, which has vaulted ceilings.

This baby should go a long way towards helping me organize my books. I was finally able to start unpacking the books that have been stashed in the garage since I moved in 1 1/2 years ago.

And look at that. Someone even wired it for power. So I can put a lamp in the bookcase or my digital picture frame or stereo. Not half bad!

5 comments:

Katy said...

Nice! That looks so roomy! I'm jealous--I so need a new bookcase.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Wow, a wired bookcase: how cool! And think of all the more books you can get now! :--)

Staci said...

Have fun organizing all of your great reads!!!

Darlene said...

Boy could I use a bookcase like this! Yes you should definitely be able to store a lot of books in this one.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fab fab fab! You go girl!