Good Questions: Combination Dresser & Bookshelf?

Good Questions: Combination Dresser & Bookshelf?

Aaron Able
Feb 23, 2009

We are looking for a dresser and bookshelves for our new apartment. I saw this picture on the AT post on DIY headboards. I would love to get a combination dresser/bookshelf. Living in a rental, I would prefer to limit the amount of holes I put in the walls and therefore would prefer to not install actual shelving into the walls. Does anyone have any sources for something similar to the picture (a combination dresser and shelves, preferably a stand-alone unit that isn't installed into our walls)? Thank you, Lauren

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While I am certain that the readers will have a few suggestions, I personally combined a dresser and bookshelf in my own bedroom to take advantage of the high ceilings in a small room — I stacked a leaning bookshelf from Crate & Barrel on top of a dresser with a very similar finish. Be sure to add some rubber/felt padding on the underside of the legs so you don't damage the dresser. You could also better disperse the weight of the bookcase with a long piece of wood.

Anyone else?

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