A couple of weeks ago when the small bookcase next to the piano in my studio starting leaning rather precariously, I knew it was time to find a new one! Finding a bookcase that has shelves that are tall enough to hold music books is a challenge, however. The other challenge is finding something sturdy enough to support the weight of all those music books!
But I think I found the perfect solution. 🙂
My sister and brother-in-law along with my two nephews have been visiting for the last week (hence the lack of blog posts lately — sorry!). We made a trip out to IKEA yesterday, and I bought this BESTÅ shelf unit for $130:
I did the math and found that I could make three of the shelves tall enough to hold music books. The shelves can hold up to 66 pounds of weight. The center board helps make the bookcase extra sturdy too. I like that the bookcase has a medium height — not too tall, not too small.
I assembled the bookcase last night and reorganized my music library. Here is how it looks in my studio:
I love my new bookcase!
Update: Since this post, I have also added a couple of KALLAX shelf units from IKEA to my studio. These also work well for sheet music, and I like the look even more than the BESTA! The KALLAX shelf units come in a number of different configurations. For examples, explore these links: one, two, three, four.