We just moved in to a 1973 Eichler and face the problem of housing about 160 linear feet of books. The only way is the have book shelves floor-to-ceiling. We want to use the 4th BR (which is smaller than 11 x11) to house the books and serve as our home office. We receive quotes from the area's popular "closet designer" (SJ, Sunnyvale, etc.) and got sticker shock and designs that were really stock, modular units. They were expensive and none were "floor-to-ceiling", wasting the space that start at 72/84" to the ceiling's height of 95", cloaked by design advice for people with more space than 11 x 11 or the wealthy. Essentialy, the designs were typical stock furniture, all matching, but at "customed design" prices.
All we really need are well-finished wood shelves/cases painted to match the wall color that a competent carpenter could build with the right wood materials.
Can anyone recomend a carpenter/cabinet maker who can do this work??