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20th-Jan-2007 03:38 pm
Misc: spines of old books
(Remember, he knows more than you do he’s not a real doctor!)

I have a wooden DVD/videotape shelf that I use as a shelf for paperbacks. It’s just under 5'4" tall (64", 152cm), and the shelves are spaced 10½" apart (26cm). It came unfinished, but after finishing it looks quite similar to — indeed nigh indistinguishable from — this.

I want some more.

I was seeing these all over everywhere when I originally got this one, but now the only similar things I can find are just for CDs, so obviously unworkable for paperbacks. Anybody know where in Boston I could pick up a couple? This doesn’t seem like the sort of thing it makes sense to order over the Intarweb (is it safe to say something like that on the Intarweb? It might hear!), since shipping would probably dwarf the cost of the thing itself.
20th-Jan-2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
There is a used bookstore on Mass Ave in Cambridge, a block or so from Central headed toward Harvard Square on the left that used to have all kinds of unfinished furniture as well as books. Don't know if they still carry the furniture or even if they're still in business, but I'd look there.
20th-Jan-2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
Seconded. They are there, and the shelves are inexpensive and sturdy. You will need to stain and/or varnish them, if you care about such things.
20th-Jan-2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, and they are called Rodney's Bookstore, and are a pretty decent used bookstore too.
20th-Jan-2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Maverick Designs, on Comm Ave, near Packard's Corner. All the unifinished wood that's fit to do pretty much anything with. I've furnished several rooms from them now.


For DVDs / VHS, you maybe have this?:

20th-Jan-2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
Hit up Craigslist, sweetie. Just post what you want someone in CL land will very likely have one or more to sell you. It's the ultimate ask-it-basket. Every time I've ever posted looking to buy a specific thing, I've gotten it.
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