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Confused by bookcase measurements...

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If I were listing measurements for our bookcases I would list height, width, and depth. The listing on the site is for length, width, and height.... which one is depth? The width? That's the smallest, so I'm assuming so. To me length and height are the same thing (the vertical measurement), so I would use height and width for a vertical and horizontal measurement... so confused :glare:

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I've pondered this, too.


I figure height is how tall something is. Width is the horizontal measurement. Depth is how far back it goes.


So my bookcase would be 72" tall, 36" wide, and 12" deep (72h, 36w, 12d).


Yes, :iagree:. This is correct and those are the average measurements for a tall bookshelf.

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