Q: I really like the Brixton shelves from Room & Board and I think they would look great in my studio — I'd like to use it as a room divider. But, I don't want to spend $800 on a bookshelf. I have yet to find something comparable and more affordable for me. CB2 kinda sorta has some metal shelves that could maybe do — but they're still not quite right. Any ideas? Thanks!
Sent by Wendy
Editor: If you're planning on using a shelf as a room divider, it's very important that it is sturdy! I'd be wary of similar options that are too inexpensive, or too slim — or you might find your personal library and collections all over the floor. On the budget end, I would look at Metro shelving, available at office supply stores and the Container store (you can also find it used at Two Jakes). These shelves are basic enough that Overstock might have an option or two as well.