Remember the plans for the wall of modern-style offset library shelves which I shared in my last post? It's finished!
We've made a quick video to show you how it all came together. Click to watch, or scroll down if you prefer to read.
We started with a blank slate: an empty room with gray trim and beautiful hardwood floors.
We worked with our customer to create a design similar to the offset shelves we feature in our gallery... only much wider.
Due to the nature of the offset design, the shelves couldn't be assembled as separate units and then shipped in. Remember when I said you can't get quality like this from mass-produced furniture? This is why. Some designs just have to be built onsite.
While I was building, we brought in an electrician to run the wiring for the integrated lights.
Here's the final view of the shelves. They really fill a wall!
The customer chose these handmade adjustable brass lights. I love the simple cone shape of the shades.
To the right of the shelves is a long built-in windowseat. It has three storage compartments which are accessible via flip-top lids. The homeowner plans to use one of these compartments to store her router and modem out of sight.
We painted the shelves a warm gray to match the existing trim, and the final effect is elegant yet inviting.
If you've always wanted your own personal library, now is the time to get started. Send us your ideas... we'll be glad to talk to you!
I'm Arthur Teel, a craftsman who builds custom furniture in Asheville, North Carolina. Give me a call to talk about your next project!