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dirty shelves

aaron and i have more books than we know what to do with in our home. i guess there are worse problems to have, but we’re constantly in need of good storage for our expanding library. so whenever i see a fun book-storage option i get excited to see if it’s something that might pass ‘the ac test’. and i have a feeling these new ‘dirty shelves‘ from ref-use design might make the grade.

ref-use makes furniture out of recycled plywood bound for landfills, using only non-toxic/low VOC paints and finishes. their new shelving units can be hung with the even side up for any thing you would normally put on a shelf, or they can be hung with the uneven side up for built-in book end. i love the look and think it would be great for an area where you’d like to have access to books on display, but aren’t looking to house an entire collection. click here for more info on ref-use and the dirty shelves. thanks, adam!

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oh, my – those would be wonderful as floating nightstands for people who can’t fit side tables in their bedrooms (like, well, us). i covet!


Oh these are great – I’m hearting the grey version. Can someone buy me one please? Thank you!


and yet no idea how to buy them (outside of texas or west coast) or what they cost. When covering product, doesn’t that seem logical information to include for readers?


mmm actually I’m looking for some good shelves and this one look very nice, but I think they are for limited-sized-books. Not every book have the same amount of pages, so how can you fit them all on this shelves?



we’ll always share any information provided by the designers of a product, but the cost was not provided for this item.

in regards to purchasing, their website has a clearly marked contact button- i promise it’s not that hard to drop a line and say “i’d like to buy these”. just because they don’t have retail locations outside of texas or the west coast doesn’t mean they won’t sell directly to you.


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