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Old 02-25-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I'm looking for some guidance for the heights for fixed shelving.

I am in the process putting in a built-in bookcase in my upstairs hallway. The shelves will be fixed, and because they will be going up to the ceiling, the depth will be smaller the higher they go.

I'm just not sure what the optimal height of the shelves should be. I've been looking around online and haven't found much help.

any thoughts?

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I recommend adjustable shelves ( they make easy yo assemble ones) that being said if u want permanent go bigger for the bottom shelf(ves) whatever the biggest size books u have when I built my book shelf I had bottom shelf for photo albums in not home but I wanna say 13 in then go a couple reg size shelves either all same size or always biggest on bottom smallest on top or else it looks wierd but u can play with your heights s little bit depending on overall dimensions and how many shelves u want

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I agree with kaschmid3, adjustable shelving is the way to go. I'd recommend looking at books you're planning on placing into the bookcase to help determine height that is useful. Nothing like needing an extra 1/8" for larger books if you have fixed shelving.

Check out Youtube, there are numerous how-to video on there for building bookcases, and adjustable shelving.

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:03 PM   #4
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adjustable shelving isn't an option because of the length of the shelves.

I'll probably make one section extra tall, and then just vary the others.
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