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Falwen
01-12-2006, 09:07 AM
<div>I'm looking for a little bookcase help.</div><div> </div><div>A carpenter friend recently made me a standard ash bookcase.  I placed it, tried putting books on it, and found that all of my books are too big... actually, too tall.  Most of them are the standard sized book rewards for the lore and legend quests, so it's not like they're extraordinarily huge books.  When I place them on the shelves, the books actually poke out of the shelf above them - they're too tall to fit between the shelves. </div><div> </div><div>I've already tried setting the books on the floor, then placing the bookcase over the top of them.  I figured that I could lose part of the books in the bottom of the bookcase, effectively shrinking the height of the books so they would fit - but they're still too tall.</div><div> </div><div>Is this a problem with this particular bookcase?  Is there one that works better?  Or is there a trick to making them look like they fit? </div><div> </div><div>Any help would be greatly appreciated - I'd love to finally put all of those books away!</div><div> </div><div>Rainyn</div>

Elya
01-12-2006, 12:33 PM
<div></div><div></div><p>Bookcases have been an issue from day one. The ash, maple, and teak bookcases are functional, but as you noticed they don't fit the tall books. However a creative player can get around that by using the two following items to house their big items:</p><p>briarwood bookcases: <a target="_blank" href="http://eq2.eqtraders.com/images/articles/briarwood_bookcase_book.jpg">http://eq2.eqtraders.com/images/articles/briarwood_bookcase_book.jpg</a></p><p>and  long ornate shelves: <a target="_blank" href="http://eq2.eqtraders.com/images/articles/long_ornate_shelf_book.jpg">http://eq2.eqtraders.com/images/articles/long_ornate_shelf_book.jpg</a></p><p>This is a trick learned many months ago by creative types on these forums to make a non funtional bookcase appear functional.</p><p>Start by positioning the bookcase NEXT TO where you want it, and place the ornate shelf on the wall at the height of the bookcase shelf in the place you DO want the bookcase to be. Place your books on the bookshelf, then remove it and repeat until all your books have been placed to your satisfaction. Now, pick up that briarwood bookcase and slide it over the free hanging books and VOILA! Books in bookcase (or at least the appearance of them). You may want to check your positioning of the books during the process to adjust them a bit as needed. Good luck, and post us the final results to ooh and aah over!</p><p>Here is a picture of one I did awhile ago as an example:</p><p><img src="http://eq2images.station.sony.com/000/000/880/028.jpg"></p><p>Message Edited by Elyana on <span class="date_text">01-12-2006</span><span class="time_text">10:01 AM</span></p>

VikodiN
01-12-2006, 12:36 PM
<div></div><p><font color="#ccffff">Great looking place there Elyana ... </font></p><p><font color="#ccffff">There are also Bookcases with books already in them ... I use these and scatter a few books around whenever I am designing something for someone else or creating someones' library.</font></p>

Elya
01-12-2006, 12:39 PM
<div></div>Thanks Vik .. however it is being completely redone. I tore it apart over the holidays and haven't put it back together again yet.

shirpa
01-12-2006, 03:03 PM
<div></div><font size="2" color="#9999cc" face="Verdana">Try teak bookshelves. They have basically the same look as the ash bookshelves, but they are bigger. The grey books, like what you get from L&L will fit, but the huge ones, like The Trials of Sir Morgan, or an Old Cookbook won't.</font><div></div>

Falwen
01-12-2006, 11:14 PM
<div></div><p>Thank you all so much for your replies!   You had some really great ideas.  I love how you made the briarwood bookcases work for you, but I was planning to stack them for a "wall" look, so the pointy top might be a bit of a problem.  I'll get a teak bookcase and give that a try for sure, and maybe add a briarwood as well for a little variety.</p><p>THANK YOU!!!!!!!!</p><p>Rainyn</p>

Exid
01-13-2006, 01:57 AM
Here's how I stacked teak shelves for standard sized books and used ornate shelves on a wall for the oversized books.<img src="http://mysite.verizon.net/respr0i1/EQ2House3/images/library___5.jpg"><div></div>

Aenashi
01-13-2006, 03:18 AM
<div></div><blockquote><hr>Exidor wrote:Here's how I stacked teak shelves for standard sized books and used ornate shelves on a wall for the oversized books.<img src="http://mysite.verizon.net/respr0i1/EQ2House3/images/library___5.jpg"><div></div><hr></blockquote>what are those things between the bookshelves?  the grate looking thing?

Zannah
01-13-2006, 03:20 AM
<div></div>nice library !!<slightly OT>Ive always wondered why a good portion of the books we can get look like they've been hacked up by a sword.</slightly OT>the 'grates' are the ever versatile Thexian Wine racks.  They're a T3 carpenter recipe (25ish?).<div></div><p>Message Edited by Zannah on <span class="date_text">01-12-2006</span><span class="time_text">05:25 PM</span></p>

Howlingmoon
01-13-2006, 04:01 AM
<blockquote><hr>Zannah wrote:<div></div>nice library !!Ive always wondered why a good portion of the books we can get look like they've been hacked up by a sword.the 'grates' are the ever versatile Thexian Wine racks. <b>They're a T3 carpenter recipe (25ish?).</b><div></div><p>Message Edited by Zannah on <span class="date_text">01-12-2006</span><span class="time_text">05:25 PM</span></p><hr></blockquote><font color="#E2BD01">28. <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></font>

Treespark
01-13-2006, 04:58 AM
<div></div><blockquote><hr>Exidor wrote:Here's how I stacked teak shelves for standard sized books and used ornate shelves on a wall for the oversized books.<img src="http://mysite.verizon.net/respr0i1/EQ2House3/images/library___5.jpg"><div></div><hr></blockquote>Very NICE nice detail here Exidor, just that little bit (the thexian wine rack) makes it.

Exid
01-13-2006, 11:26 PM
Thanks for the compliments.  Yes, those are Thexian Wine Racks in between, I finally found a use for all the tall stacks of books...to hide the tops of the wineracks that come through the shelves.  Here's a link to the entire house with a few more shots of the library, if anyone is interested.  They are a few months oldnow though.<a target="_blank" href="http://mysite.verizon.net/respr0i1/EQ2House3/">Three Room House</a><div></div>