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Old 08-16-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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So NYC passed some ridiculous regulation that's keeping us from building a regular wall, instead we have to use bookshelves to split the room. So what i need is to build/purchase a bookshelf that's 8 feet high and 12-10 long and it can't be see through. I also need to put a door in it somehow. Something similar to what you see in the pic below:
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any advice on cost and where i can get this done?

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Old 08-16-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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Ikea would be the best place.

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Ikea would be the best place.
i thought that too but how do i make it fit exactly. i mean i can buy a bunch of stuff and put them next to each other but i need an exact fit wall to wall and floor to ceiling
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you would have to measure the room from floor to ceiling and look at their site. Otherwise, you can have someone build a unit, but it may involve building a frame to hold, or use a base cabinet, and a cabinet as the open frame, then a upper. Is this a rental unit?
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i can't imagine they sell cabinets within an inch of every room size and more importantly ones that are 8 feet high? i don't mind having someone custom build it i think i will have to do that anyway in order to get a door in it but i would like to keep the entire job within a $1,000.
what do you mean by base cabinets and upper?
basically i want to build a wall but it can't be an actual wall, it has to still look like furniture or whatnot
yes it's a rental.
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I just thought of having you look at the architectural salvage yards in NYC. Old book case out of a library, or period shelves/cabinets.
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How hard would it be to customize (add a door and make it fit) something like this http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/pr...64#/S79863364/
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It would not be hard, since they sell the doors for those cabinets
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what do you mean they sell doors for those cabinets? i would think the difficult part is cutting a door frame out of the cabinet without it falling apart and then somehow attaching the door to it...
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Ikea sells door fronts for their cabinets. The Billy has a few choices. need to go to Ikea fstep if you have never been, it is worth the trip.
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So NYC passed some ridiculous regulation that's keeping us from building a regular wall, instead we have to use bookshelves to split the room. So what i need is to build/purchase a bookshelf that's 8 feet high and 12-10 long and it can't be see through. I also need to put a door in it somehow. Something similar to what you see in the pic below:
http://nightclubwiz.com/uploads/divider.jpg

any advice on cost and where i can get this done?
You will need to find a custom cabinet maker.
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I don’t see how a bookshelf from floor to ceiling the entire length of a room wouldn’t be considered a wall.
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You will need to find a custom cabinet maker.
is that more or less than a $1,000 to do?

anyone think something like this would be a good idea; get 2 of these wardrobes with sliding doors and just cut out the back board from half of one and that will become a door:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29894693
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I think that the city's definition of a wall, is a attached room divider, but floor to ceiling bookshelves have to be attached, to keep them from tipping, so yes kwikfishron, I would say it becomes a wall in that nature.
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fstep, more than a $1,000. Go to the local Architectural Salvage yards and look at what they have. You may be surprised.

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