The new bookshelf is up and in a semi permanant position. I am still unsure if I can live with the height of the shelf, but I consider it a compramise between visual asthetics and practical storage of books away from piles on the ground. I have manage to fit in the corner unit and the big shelf, leaving me with one small shelf which I am hoping will live in the study room. Many times I have considered building things my self so that it will fit exactly how I want it to. Maybe I just need to get better at measuring things.