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lag∞n, Thursday, 1 January 2015 20:42 (four years ago) link

i think it's existed for a while but appears to be abandoned. not sure what kind of advice just brainstorming how i can do some 18" wide wall shelves in this weird corner and not lose a lot of space to shelf brackets.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Thursday, 1 January 2015 21:09 (four years ago) link

maybe post a pic of the corner

lag∞n, Thursday, 1 January 2015 21:10 (four years ago) link

ok i will.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Thursday, 1 January 2015 21:11 (four years ago) link

cinder blocks and pressboard obv

spun ra (anky), Thursday, 1 January 2015 21:47 (four years ago) link

ok this is not a great picture because it looks like the bookcase (target, hate it) is against one of the walls in the corner. it's not. this corner is like a 19" x 14" pocket. another 9" to the left is the actual exterior wall. this is where they boxed around the forced air heating. so what i want to do is make some permanent wall shelving to put cookbooks and other things on. this is sort of in the "dining room" but it's a rowhouse so it's kind of shotgun. excuse the ugly paint color, horrific cabinets, etc.

http://i.imgur.com/m7nmuyE.jpg

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Thursday, 1 January 2015 23:22 (four years ago) link

well i guess you can't see how bad the paint is. it's yellow. i'm going to paint it before i do shelving. i was thinking get a board from salvage store, have them cut it up, stain it. but i'm not sure how i want to hang it. trying to find some L-brackets that will support it and not look dumb.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Thursday, 1 January 2015 23:24 (four years ago) link

Space kinda says "triangular shelves" to me so you don't hook yourself on a shelf corner.

the magnetic pope has sparked (WilliamC), Thursday, 1 January 2015 23:58 (four years ago) link

well that doorway is like 5 ft wide so i never get that close to it. also hate triangular shelves.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 2 January 2015 00:35 (four years ago) link

can we get a wider shot plz

lag∞n, Friday, 2 January 2015 00:37 (four years ago) link

of like the whole area where that bookshelf is, i feel like maybe u need to expand the scope of this project

lag∞n, Friday, 2 January 2015 00:39 (four years ago) link

Instead of brackets, could you use shelves that have a narrow post at each corner? I'm all about stand-alone shelving, probably b/c 1) renter 2) like to rearrange/repurpose.

Jaq, Friday, 2 January 2015 00:43 (four years ago) link

here u go
http://i.imgur.com/D4SN6Kg.jpg

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 2 January 2015 01:43 (four years ago) link

ha thank you, i mean the other way tho like if we are looking at the book shelf straight on, needless to say feel free to ignore these requests for pictures of yr home

lag∞n, Friday, 2 January 2015 01:46 (four years ago) link

oh. i see. i'm upstairs now. the wall i want shelves on is facing you though. the wall the bookshelf is on is not part of the project. or is it?

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 2 January 2015 02:02 (four years ago) link

yeah thats what im asking myself, like you say you hate those shelves anyway right, lets challenge our assumptions about the boundaries of this project

lag∞n, Friday, 2 January 2015 02:52 (four years ago) link

Here's one idea, it looks like L brackets but on TOP of the shelves and spaced in from the edges so they get almost completely covered up by books.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2587/3786593986_58b6489934_b.jpg

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Friday, 2 January 2015 03:02 (four years ago) link

well i want to put my cookbooks on the new shelves and get rid of the target bookcase. ^ this is kind of what i mean. i'd like the L-brackets to be even more out of the way though. maybe it's fine. you can get sturdy L-brackets not made for shelves that are shorter i just need to remember enough physics to know how short they can be. can't find the answer in all the mom blogs i sifted through.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 2 January 2015 03:08 (four years ago) link

Sorry, that link doesn't go to the individual item I wanted to show, which was this.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Friday, 2 January 2015 03:12 (four years ago) link

ha i have employed that very bracket before

lag∞n, Friday, 2 January 2015 03:14 (four years ago) link

http://cds.a9t2h4q7.hwcdn.net/main/store/20090519001/items/media/Hardware/KNAPE001/ProductLarge/0122-7PM.jpg

I've gone with these bracket systems in a bunch of different situations. Height is adjustable, depth is adjustable, I can get as wild as I want with color using unpainted pine boards instead of standard white/black/blond prefinished boards. In my office I have a high 10" deep shelf for LP size box sets & oversize books that overhangs 6" shelves for CDs.

the magnetic pope has sparked (WilliamC), Friday, 2 January 2015 03:18 (four years ago) link

oh, the brackets are really on top. i thought the bottom of the L was underneath. that seems a bit dangerous.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 2 January 2015 03:22 (four years ago) link

i was actually going to go with the track shelves because i used them somewhere else but the space is just too narrow for it not to look clunky.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 2 January 2015 03:23 (four years ago) link

i think i am biased against those track shelves because that was what was in my childhood bedroom.

what are the walls made of? Is it old school plaster and lath or ....?

freestanding bookcases are nice if you have walls where you have to do things like drill through brick or have plaster and lath that is secretly crumbling

i grew up and live in the land of earthquakes so my instinct would be to put a sheet of 1/4" or 1/2" plywood up, paint it till it looks ok, and then install the shelves.

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 2 January 2015 08:36 (four years ago) link

what about floating shelves?

http://www.floating-shelves.com/beech-floating-shelves.html

ledge, Friday, 2 January 2015 10:21 (four years ago) link

yeah i think that is what i'm going to end up doing. i can just drill into the boards. the brackets seem hard to find/expensive though. i've been looking.

walls are just wood frame and drywall so no issue hanging shelves elsewhere in the house. earthquakes not an issue!

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 2 January 2015 13:36 (four years ago) link

Don't have anything substantive to add but am thriled to see the book behind the legendary curry chronicles pictured

, Friday, 2 January 2015 13:40 (four years ago) link

hey, home thread cool. I spent my vacation days on putting in a new shelf that I'm very happy with. it used to skip like crazy before and now I can jump up and down in front of it.

http://altairnouveau.com/IMG_9399.jpg

also, on topic, here are shelves that we put up a while back.

http://altairnouveau.com/IMG_9401.jpg

not really a light touch at all, but I like bracket shelves that kind of lay the hardware right out. floating shelves or other minimal solutions seem kind of fussy to me maybe?

chinavision!, Friday, 2 January 2015 16:52 (four years ago) link

uh should be "a new turntable shelf" and "it (being the turntable) used to skip like crazy"

chinavision!, Friday, 2 January 2015 16:52 (four years ago) link

we have ugly baseboard heating. thus all the wall-mounted shelves.

chinavision!, Friday, 2 January 2015 16:53 (four years ago) link

i like ur setup

lag∞n, Friday, 2 January 2015 16:55 (four years ago) link

thanks. a turntable in every room someday.

chinavision!, Friday, 2 January 2015 16:56 (four years ago) link

is that an onkyo i have one that looks a lot like it from a distance

lag∞n, Friday, 2 January 2015 16:56 (four years ago) link

the tuner

lag∞n, Friday, 2 January 2015 16:58 (four years ago) link

pioneer sa-8500

chinavision!, Friday, 2 January 2015 17:01 (four years ago) link

I really want a black sansui amp though:

http://img.canuckaudiomart.com/uploads/large/141222-sansui_au20000_integrated_amp.jpg

chinavision!, Friday, 2 January 2015 17:02 (four years ago) link

huh maybe the one i was thinking of was pioneer? idk i just looked for it not sure i still have it lol

lag∞n, Friday, 2 January 2015 17:03 (four years ago) link

it's a great amp that I bought in a thrift store in astoria, oregon close to 10 years ago

chinavision!, Friday, 2 January 2015 17:04 (four years ago) link

vintage 2-channel receivers are the best things

i bet my life on HOOS (rip van wanko), Friday, 2 January 2015 17:05 (four years ago) link

where are those colored clamp lamps from? they're really cool

just1n3, Friday, 2 January 2015 20:50 (four years ago) link

i like those shelves. i just don't want the hardware here because it's a small space.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 2 January 2015 23:21 (four years ago) link

kinda going back and forth though. i don't always like the look of floating either.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 2 January 2015 23:25 (four years ago) link

Chinavision - that's a Marantz on the book shelf, right? Is that a Rega on the small shelf?

I agree, very nice setup. What do you do for vinyl storage?

los blue jeans, Friday, 2 January 2015 23:28 (four years ago) link

know what, i'm gonna think about those track shelves again. the white looks cool. it looks like a place where someone lives, not some bullshit on pinterest.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 2 January 2015 23:55 (four years ago) link

first picture: thorens td-160 and pioneer sa-8500
second picture: marantz 6200 turntable and model 2238 receiver

the lamps are ikea

chinavision!, Saturday, 3 January 2015 00:18 (four years ago) link

and most records are on ikea shelves, with a lot of twelve inches around the corner in my studio, which is very messy. if I could I'd replace the shelves with something white.
plus a gratuitous shot of our mantle.

http://www.altairnouveau.com/indulgent.jpg

chinavision!, Saturday, 3 January 2015 00:30 (four years ago) link

the hardware of those shelves seems less bulky/intrusive bc its the same color as the walls

just1n3, Saturday, 3 January 2015 00:34 (four years ago) link

yeah. i'm not gonna do white for the walls but i might do light gray which would be ok. can't wait to go to home depot tomorrow lol.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 00:35 (four years ago) link

Something like the Ikea Lack shelves that attach to the wall with no visible hardware supporting it:
http://www.blendswap.com/files/images/2013/09/blend_70179/bubbakk_ikea_lack_shelves_medium_3ddbf5a61882a5d0399c1ca3ecc68c8ec037ed21.jpg
Lots of other colours available

Lee626, Saturday, 3 January 2015 13:34 (four years ago) link

fair, considering you have actually seen the space in question

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:28 (four years ago) link

I own a few books on decluttering, they're on my coffee table under some beer bottles

valleys of your mind (mh), Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:28 (four years ago) link

clutter book discussed here btw discussed here Getting Things Done (GTD) - Cult or Awesome?

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:28 (four years ago) link

wow all 9 of the library's copies of that are checked out

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:28 (four years ago) link

ha damn

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:29 (four years ago) link

i can't read the GTD thread. i am sometimes inspired by stupid blog posts about getting things done but trying to implement them makes my brain feel like a knot.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:30 (four years ago) link

i am def not a GTD person just in it for the decluttering, which tbf i am already pretty into, its just like an interest of mine

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:33 (four years ago) link

i love when things are not cluttered too. you wouldn't know it looking at my office or house though.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:33 (four years ago) link

i only located the declutter talk in GTD via an excelsior post

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:34 (four years ago) link

the main take away from that book seems throw everything you dont absolutely adore or use constantly away in one swoop then make sure everything thats left has an assigned place to be put away, i only read the first chapter tho, i think theres advice abt how to specifically organize stuff too

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:36 (four years ago) link

the lady is quite a charming loon too telling stories about how she loved to read articles about how to clean things when she was a kid

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:37 (four years ago) link

i bought it because the title claims tidying up is magical and i believe that

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 January 2015 16:39 (four years ago) link

we just ripped out track shelving but it looked awful in a georgian living room. want to replace it with tall cupboards/cabinets we can cover in wallpaper but not sure you can get ones tall and narrow enough. or maybe you can and they're called wardrobes idk

this kind of thing: http://flodeau.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Cole-Son-Circus-wallpaper-FLODEAU.COM-1.jpeg

kinder, Saturday, 3 January 2015 17:06 (four years ago) link

hot

valleys of your mind (mh), Saturday, 3 January 2015 20:47 (four years ago) link

i apologize in advance for this horrifically ugly pic

http://designlike.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/countryliving.jpg

WHAT is the thing on the left hand/upper side of the pic that appears to be holding dried flowers in its base

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 20:45 (four years ago) link

A water dispenser/vat with a spiggot at the bottom and a basin to catch drips? Is my best guess.

Every time I look at the sheer number of flowered things I start laughing though so I'm a lil distracted.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 20:48 (four years ago) link

ya some sort of olde timey sink

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 20:52 (four years ago) link

hahha i know im soo sorry

kind of tempted to start an "ugliest interior design pics" thread

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 21:08 (four years ago) link

that is beautifully hideous

example (crüt), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 21:39 (four years ago) link

i esp love the (of course flowered) "happy birthday" tray on far right

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 21:43 (four years ago) link

D:

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 21:46 (four years ago) link

going to redo my entire house in this motif

inside and out

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 21:49 (four years ago) link

before i even scrolled down to your post beneath the image, my first thought was 'wtf is that awesome thing on the wall'

just1n3, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 22:29 (four years ago) link

I know it's potpourri in that stupid thing under it, but I decided you put dried mushrooms in there and it's a mushroom rehydrating device

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 22:33 (four years ago) link

finally, a real answer

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 22:39 (four years ago) link

chinese water torture device for unruly babies

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Thursday, 8 January 2015 00:22 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

i put up the shelves. i'll take a picture when my kitchen is clean again (lol, never). i used white track shelving and a cheap pine board i got cut up at home depot. i'll paint it white when it's warm out. looks fine! i might get that magic decluttering book.

computer champion (harbl), Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:23 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

home diaries

upstairs hallway light bulbs die. upon taking shade off i notice there was only one 40w bulb in there. got new bulbs. realize i was not paying attention and the things you screw in were the small size. get bulbs again. install. absentmindedly put screws holding lip of glass shade to ceiling fitting on way too tight. shade cracks into pieces from pressure of screws 1 min later. SO STUPID.

computer champion (harbl), Saturday, 4 April 2015 17:10 (four years ago) link

four weeks pass...

I need a giant rug and thinking of getting a piece of carpet bound on the edges - anyone done this?

kinder, Sunday, 3 May 2015 17:28 (four years ago) link

How giant does this rug need to be?

Aimless, Sunday, 3 May 2015 17:29 (four years ago) link

about 10.5 x 11.5 feet? Not sure actually, going to play around with the rug we have to see where's best to put it.

kinder, Sunday, 3 May 2015 21:02 (four years ago) link

i need a rug too, what are some good rugs?

los blue jeans, Sunday, 3 May 2015 21:12 (four years ago) link

I fantasize about filling my house w layers of rugs from overstock.com tbh

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Sunday, 3 May 2015 21:24 (four years ago) link

Thanks, that's the kind of place I was looking for

los blue jeans, Monday, 4 May 2015 01:44 (four years ago) link

I think they have lots of nice looking ones. I wish the sort function worked slightly more specifically but actually it's pretty good.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 4 May 2015 02:02 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

still not got a rug, bookcases or blinds.
Do have sofas and gorgeous wallpaper in my dining room, although the rest of the room is covered in highchair/playpen/baby food

kinder, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 21:50 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Got a room with walls painted grey - need some colour in it, especially a blind (one of the ones I still don't have from November 2015 apparently). I like some yellow fabrics but is grey&yellow going to be too played out from Pinterest in the near future?

kinder, Friday, 24 February 2017 15:07 (two years ago) link

If you like it, you like it. Some colors go together.

the world's little sunbeam (in orbit), Friday, 24 February 2017 15:16 (two years ago) link

gray goes well with a lot of colors. yellow, red, purple, and green all match w/ it well imo

marcos, Friday, 24 February 2017 15:20 (two years ago) link

Was considering doing a shari vari in the back of our bookshelves but decided to go for a single colour instead. Which should match/complement the blind.

kinder, Friday, 24 February 2017 15:30 (two years ago) link

To be more specific, different grays go with different other colors. It's more about the shading than anything. There are a million grays.

the world's little sunbeam (in orbit), Friday, 24 February 2017 16:32 (two years ago) link

indeed
also "do what you like" otm

i am trying to be less of a slob. that's my current home improvement project.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 24 February 2017 17:08 (two years ago) link

me too! stop being so disgusting. also re-start painting. i'm acknowledging i'm never going to *want* to paint. so i need to stop waiting to want to paint.

assawoman bay (harbl), Friday, 24 February 2017 17:09 (two years ago) link

I've transcended from clutter to actually dirty around here, took day off work for mental health reasons and am going to try to get some cleaning done!

mh 😏, Friday, 24 February 2017 17:11 (two years ago) link

be less disgusting otm
my breaking point came when i saw something hiding behind the grapefruit and made the mistake of reaching out to touch it and it was an extremely decrepit pear ;_;
pretty gross

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 24 February 2017 17:12 (two years ago) link

me too! stop being so disgusting. also re-start painting. i'm acknowledging i'm never going to *want* to paint. so i need to stop waiting to want to paint.

― assawoman bay (harbl), Friday, February 24, 2017 9:09 AM (three hours ago)

i have the desire to paint, de-clutter and clean when I'm totally slammed with work and don't have time to do these things -- also, the desire is an escape mechanism -- putting off one thing in favor of something else that isn't as immediately necessary but easier. bedroom really needs paint, as it hasn't been painted in almost 20 yrs (as in right before I moved in). But I'm going to wait until summer or at least warmish spring, so I can open the windows to air out the paint smell.

sarahell, Friday, 24 February 2017 20:45 (two years ago) link

When I'm pushed to action with a really busy week at work I feel the obligation to be _on_ when I'm home, too

which is horrible because slow times at work would be the perfect time to get a lot of home stuff done but I slow down

mh 😏, Friday, 24 February 2017 22:42 (two years ago) link

first time i've seen this thread. chinavision!'s pad's feng shui is off the charts

flopson, Friday, 24 February 2017 22:45 (two years ago) link


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