Good Questions: Round Room Storage Solutions?

Good Questions: Round Room Storage Solutions?

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 1, 2007

Hello AT,

I have just recently moved into a beautiful new apartment with a very interesting bedroom - its is completely round - about 11 feet in diameter! (see pics). my friends have suggested the stolmen line of storage from ikea for shelving options (for books and the tv and my computer) - but Ikea appears to be out of stock and i was wondering if you could pose this question to the fine readers of AT: have any of you dealt with a room-in-the-round?...

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i am on a budget and in need of shelving that can hopefully take advantage of the architecture surROUNDing me. Are there any other solutions to this besides getting multiple poles to create a geometric shape that will fill into the circular walls, or paying for custom made shelving!?

thanks! bryan

Dear Bryan,

We've spent a great deal of time living in a round yurt during the summer months and faced this exact problem.

The simplest thing is to lay in standing shelving and wait for the Stolmen to come back into the stores.

For not a lot of money, however, you could easily install Elfa track and brackets on the wall and get simple pine boards cut at your local lumber yard. Without a great deal of trouble, they (or you) can cut a gentle curve along the back of each shelf so that it fits closely to the wall. The pine shelving could then be painted a gloss white to match your trim. This will take a bit more time, but it may even turn out to be cheaper.

Anyone else?

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