Six More Inches

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Steve Bryant
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Six More Inches

Postby Steve Bryant » January 20th, 2006, 10:15 am

This is a weird but real question. With the new year at hand, I've had to buy two more magazine racks to hold the 2006 editions of the magic magazines I subscribe to, which means finding six more inches of shelf space to set them on. I am running out of room rapidly, and at the current rate I figure I can subscribe to Genii and MAGIC for only three more years, give or take how many great books Todd Karr puts out in that time. Help! Does anyone have any great storage ideas? Where do you keep your magazine collection?

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Dustin Stinett » January 20th, 2006, 11:12 am

Steve, the only good answer is to buy a bigger house.

I recently had 7-foot high cases built, using up all but two-feet of the available wall space in my library (my daughter moved out: One down, one to go). I also had a matching case that fits under my desk built, and I still dont have enough space. Ive moved the museum back into my bedroom (where everything was when both kids lived at home), but I still have boxes filled with periodicals. So, Im thinking about having shelves built inside the library closet (where all the Christmas decorations and our luggage is stored) for the periodicals. That other stuff can be moved to a small storage garage we maintain. Of course, thats what my wife thinks about the periodicals!

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Jacky Kahan » January 20th, 2006, 2:25 pm

I always thought to make a shelve just below the ceiling all around the walls.... this is equivalent to at least three full cupboards...

hope this helps,

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Pete Biro » January 20th, 2006, 4:39 pm

Max Maven had bookshelves made two deep. You just have to remember what's on the shelf behind the front rows.

I had 300 books in the basement and the five foot deep flood took them away... but the Insurance Money made it easy to not miss them.
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Re: Six More Inches

Postby CHRIS » January 20th, 2006, 6:19 pm

I have the perfect solution for you. It will solve your problems. No new shelves. No displaced kids. No upset wifes. No fear of water damage. No double rows and inconvenient storage places.

- - G O D I G I T A L - -

Every book I have available in electronic form, went in a box and in storage. Some I sold, but most went into storage. The ebooks take only a few inches of shelf space for the discs. They are also on my hard disc for quick access.

With this technique you can even gain space. My appartment is so cramped and filled that this is the only way I can survive. Every wall has a shelf. Several shelves point into the room. There is no space left. Digital is the only way to continue.

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Dustin Stinett » January 20th, 2006, 6:36 pm

Thanks Chris!!!

I had 8 hours in the pool for how long it would take for you to chime in!!!

;)

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Steve Bryant » January 20th, 2006, 6:43 pm

I'm slowly going digital on my VHS tapes, converting them to dvd. No desire to do that with books, but it's an interesting alternative. I like the bigger house idea best.

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Bill Mullins » January 20th, 2006, 7:32 pm

When I visited the Forum Homepage, I never thought that this is what a thread titled "Six More Inches" would be about.

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby CHRIS » January 21st, 2006, 10:35 am

Originally posted by DustinStinett:
I had 8 hours in the pool for how long it would take for you to chime in!
As an ebook evangelist I can't help it. I have to bring the digital gospel to the masses :-)

Chris....

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Bill Duncan » January 21st, 2006, 11:20 am

I have recently begun a project to convert all my old VHS tapes to book form.

It's hard, but when I'm done my library will be unique!

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Jacky Kahan » January 21st, 2006, 12:13 pm

Bill Duncan said :
I have recently begun a project to convert all my old VHS tapes to book form.

It's hard, but when I'm done my library will be unique!
Let me know when you're ready so you could fax me a video tape :D

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby David Fletcher » February 8th, 2006, 5:57 am

If something has been in storage for a year or two, unused or unread, it is time to discard it. You will never get back to it. Keep moving forward. It is doing nothing, nothing but taking up space.
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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Guest » February 9th, 2006, 6:57 am

To David Fletcher's sensible suggestion to discard that which has not been used for a couple of years I offer this counter.

In my life I have twice during moves from one city to another lost an entire library. I have now reached an age where I can no longer reach books on the bottome shelf and so have had to downsize. I can assure you that in the process of clearing out excess I have learned the bitter fact that in every case there will come a time down the road when you want to check a fact, cite a quotation, or otherwise refer to a book which has gone from the shelves through misadventure or housecleaning.

Pete Biro may find in insurance compensation some solace for the loss of his library. I will wager, however, that he will feel grating pangs of loss when he wants to check on something, refresh his mind on a point, or point proudly for a visitor to a rare volume.

In fine, the old man says: heed not the advice to discard. Cling to what you have with miserly clutch.
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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 9th, 2006, 8:54 am

Originally posted by David Fletcher:
If something has been in storage for a year or two, unused or unread, it is time to discard it. You will never get back to it. Keep moving forward. It is doing nothing, nothing but taking up space....
What? !!
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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Pete Biro » February 9th, 2006, 9:41 am

What?? !! Funny, every time I grab a handfull of books to SELL I start to read and find things of interest and they go back onto the shelf... :cool:
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Re: Six More Inches

Postby John LeBlanc » February 9th, 2006, 9:47 am

Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
Originally posted by David Fletcher:
[b] If something has been in storage for a year or two, unused or unread, it is time to discard it. You will never get back to it. Keep moving forward. It is doing nothing, nothing but taking up space....
What? !! [/b]
Yeah, Bark's ashes won't be happy to hear this.

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby Guest » February 9th, 2006, 10:07 am

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
What?? !! Funny, every time I grab a handfull of books to SELL I start to read and find things of interest and they go back onto the shelf... :cool:
This is why I don't have a library card as libraries expect you to give the book back at some point in time.

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Re: Six More Inches

Postby John LeBlanc » February 9th, 2006, 5:16 pm

Originally posted by payne:
This is why I don't have a library card as libraries expect you to give the book back at some point in time.
When did they start doing that?

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