Shelves, Generally

Classic Pine And Cinder Blocks 1968
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In the 1960s, a cheap set of shelving could be created from stained pine planks and cinder blocks. Later, as wood became more expensive, pine planks gave way to composition board that sagged over time.


Shelves Generally   •  Pleasant Hill, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 10 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 1968)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #19680000_017S
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Kitchen Counter As A Shelf
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A Formica kitchen counter, as with all kitchen counters, become both a working surface and a storage shelf. Over time, as more gadgets are purchases, the working surface reduces in size as the storage role overtakes it.


Shelves Generally   •  Rod Scales' home, Hayward, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 10 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 12:04:54 Saturday 2 February 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Hayward_9822B
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Book shelves and a fake plant
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A bookcase is one form of shelf that is never sufficient. Here, as more and more books were acquired, new books were piled horizontally in front of the old, thereby creating imperfect access to both.


Shelves Generally   •  Rod Scales' home, Hayward, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 10 January 2009)   •  (Photo taken in 12:06:10 Saturday 2 February 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #1210610__9827B
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Pillows, Sheets, And Blankets
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The old prison used to hand out pillows, sheets and blankets to prisoners from this room. This was a mock up of what it looked like back when this was a functioning prison.


Shelves Generally   •  Alcatraz Tour 2008 internal link   •  Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 9 September 2010)   •  (Photo taken in 12:06:10 Sunday 8 June 2008)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #AlcatrazTour_3796B
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Empty Shelves
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Empty shelves appeared well constructed but poorly painted. There was no indication of what may have been stored here when the prison still functioned.


Shelves Generally   •  Alcatraz Tour 2008 internal link   •  Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 9 September 2010)   •  (Photo taken in 11:19:12 Sunday 8 June 2008)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #AlcatrazTour_3818B
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