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Sydney Bollinger

Had an idea the other day, however, not sure if this would actually work or not. Would it be possible to cut away the drywall on a living room wall and utilize the space between the drywall and the outside wall for shelving? Not sure if anyone else has ever done this or not, but I'm thinking it could possibly work in our living room. We have limited space in our living room for bookshelves, and the room is rather small, so I thought cutting into the wall might be a possibility. Anyone have any thoughts about this or is there anyone out there who has tried this? Did it work for you or not? Just curious whether this would work or not. Thanks advance for your advice or comments about this idea.

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b c

Could work on an interior wall. I've seen it done in kitchens and hallways, especially in 1920's bungalows. Since the drywall in the back of the niche would have its bottom side exposed, you might want to consider a very thin sheet of plywood (I have seen them at home improvement stores, often in sheets approx 2-3 ft and less than 1/4" thick) to finish it and to preserve the depth as much as possible. So many books could fit that depth! You could also think about framing it out with just slightly protruding sides, shelves for a little extra for that bigger book or object.

Would not recommend on an exterior wall where you might run into sheathing and insulation issues. Also, if you take this on: careful for possible wires and ducts.

   
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Updated and Upgraded!! Shout out to all my fellow maximalists and those who love to read and decorate with books!!!
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