We just got back from visiting our friends' loft in Oakland where they built a huuuuuge bookcase in the entryway (library ladder and all!). Without even thinking about looking for a ready-made solution, they found a book on storage solutions from the 70's and based their plan loosely around some of the tutorials they read! Two months in, and they're almost finished...
[ Photo from Rigamarole's Flickr ]
Say you have a project that requires a certain level of skill--like building a bookcase or a window seat. There are tutorials all over the internet and how-to books at the bookstore, but are you more likely to build it yourself or hire someone / buy something similar? Is DIY really a cheaper way to go?
P.S. We'll post photos of our friends' Ultimate Bookcase when it's finally finished!