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