A retired editor/ author and his wife needed a library to house a collection of over 1600 books in the downtown loft space they had recently moved into. The floors of Brazilian mahogany needed to be closely matched. I presented the client with a series of design drawings that called for two half-wall side bookcases on either side of the room to create a tasteful but segregated study that integrated with the rest of the open living area while creating separate space for writing and work, cherry bookcases on the office side and drywall and white trim on the living side. The design called for two floor to ceiling chases to be constructed on each side. . . the side walls extended from these and most importantly the left chase gave the full wall bookcase a built-in construction. All were built out of cherry veneer and board length with three coats of stain and polyurethane for an excellent color match and durable finish. Stain samples were created and presented before beginning finish carpentry. The full wall bookcase was 10.5 feet wide and 8.5 feet tall. (CLICK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PHOTOS TO SCROLL THROUGH MULTIPLE VIEWS).
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