In any city of size there is a used industrial shelving place. They also
There's none in Frederick, where I live, but a bunch in Baltimore and more
in DC, each an hour's drive.
Be sure to measure cieling heights, door swings, etc. before going. You;ll
discover so much you didn't know about and now can't live without.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:37 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Steel shelving
> I'd like to find a better version of this kind of shelf:
> at a comparably reasonable price.
> The Home Depot shelves are OK but they are not always easy to assemble and
> have plenty of very sharp edges. Does anyone make the old kind of
> bolt-together shelves anymore? Those took more time to assemble but they
> seem less prone to stab/cut the user and as more easily reinforced if one
> wants to exceed specs.
> The purpose of these shelves would be to store LPs organized in heavy
> cardboard boxes and 10" reels of tape. Ideally, I'd like a reasonably
> heavy steel shelf bottom but I know from experience that these Home Depot
> particle board bottoms can hold the kind of weight I'd be putting on them,
> and it's easy enough to cut a replacement from hardwood plywood if needed.
> The environment is stable indoor USA northeast. The material is not "save
> from the nuclear blast" archival, just part of my collection. I could make
> do with the Home Depot option since it's cheap and convenient but if
> there's a better quality option for a comparable price I'd take it.
> -- Tom Fine