Steven Smolian wrote:
> In any city of size there is a used industrial shelving place. They
> also deliver.
> 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.
> Steve Smolian
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine"
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> 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
I am encouraged to hear this, but I have to say that I spent a lot of
time searching for such a place somewhere within a 50 mile radius of NYC
and came up with nothing. I asked the head of maintenance for the
facility where I work (a warehouse with plenty of steel shelving
everywhere) and even that produced no supplier of new or used shelving.
I did find some online vendors, but none of them could point me to a
location where I could actually see what I was buying (unless I wanted
to travel to Texas) or get a someone on the phone to answer a few
questions. I ended up with some Ikea Ivar units (discussed previously on
this list. Mine are braced with extra metal cross bars) that seem to be
holding up but I am more than a bit nervous with wood shelving even
after six months or so.