Inspiration: The Mega-IKEA Stacked Shelving System

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What do you do when you're a bibliophile on a budget? How about stack eight inidividual IKEA shelving units into one GIGANTIC shelving system. That's what Eva van Ierland did with several EXPEDIT shelves; you'll notice the two top levels of shelving units have been positioned onto their sides. We're in complete envy of her storage creation, her book collection...and the amount of room/ceiling space she's been blessed with to create such a wonder. The premise seems great for almost anywhere except here in Los Angeles unfortunately, since one shift of the San Andreas and the whole setup would go KAPUT...

"I am now about 12 years, a book collector. In recent years this is becoming worse. Just one book is no longer good enough. I sleep a huge list to each book for the right issues, in hard cover and the best translations. "

"There are now 1850 books in my closet. As you can see, the library consisted of 6 small bookcases. This is because I always place shortly come. Everything is divided into different categories such as art, music, Dutch, and translated prose literature . There I am proud of my work Jung, Sylvia Plath and English edition of the collected works of Dickens (handmade paper) that I ever bought for 1 euro. I have listened with great pleasure and envy to all the nice bookcases for your site look . I hope you my contribution worthwhile. " - Eva Ireland

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Here's the EXPEDIT units Eva used to create her monolithic ode to the printed word (grand total in US dollars would be $1056.95 without tax):

[via Foto's van boekenkasten]