Small Space Secrets: Swap Your Bookcases for Wall Mounted Shelving. Here's a creative shelving arrangement that uses a deeper shelf at bottom to create a sort of bench. The bench can serve as extra seating for parties, or as a display space.
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IKEA hack Valje bookcase by Anna Kubel – Husligheter
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