NY Good Questions: Where Can I Find the Perfect Bookcase?

NY Good Questions: Where Can I Find the Perfect Bookcase?

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Maxwell Ryan
Dec 6, 2007
Hello AT, My girlfriend and I recently moved into a new apartment and are trying to maximize space -- duh, we live in New York. In the hallway outside my bathroom, there is a 36-inch space where I want to put a tall, white bookcase between a structural column and the clearance space needed for the 90-degree swing of a door. After extensive searching, I can't find a tall 36-inch bookcase. I've checked with Sauder, O'Sullivan, all the usual companies that make inexpensive white shelving. IKEA has the Billy, which is adequately tall (79 1/2"), but only 31.5" inches wide. And that's a waste of 4.5 inches of storage, multiplied by nearly seven feet!..

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I'm reluctant to go custom-made, because I need something quickly and because it's not a public area, so why pay a lot of money. Does anyone know where I can find a six- (or even seven-) shelf bookcase, in white, that's 36" wide? Thanks! Rob
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