I may write for the web, but I collect things in print. Lots of things. Craptons, actually. I have more books than some small-town bookstores. Sadly, most of them are in a big pile in my spare bedroom keeping me from using said spare bedroom for anything except raw book storage. I’ve intended to build some nice bookcases for years, but the truth is I just don’t have the time. (Not only do I write here and elsewhere, but I also work full time and am a recently-returned full-time student.)
So recently I decided to just find the cheapest shelf brackets possible, screw ’em to the studs in my family room, cut and tung-oil up some cheap-ass shelves, and convert a 15′ section of wall into 10′ tall book storage. Shelves are easy, but the trick to keeping this whole project within my pretty much non-existent budget is finding the cheapest shelf brackets known to man.
So far my best finds have come from an Amazon search for “bulk shelf brackets.” [What’s This?] But I thought I’d send this out to our astute readers. Do any of you know of a better source for this hardware? Or a place where I can get more bang for my buck, like some nicer-looking brackets for the same kind of cash? I’m going to need near 100 of these, so even pennies on the individual brackets adds up quickly.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts you have, and I’ll definitely follow up with pics of the result when done.