Loft book shelf, latest project

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 in Shelving

Just finished and installed at the client’s loft, this bookshelf is ten feet high and more than nine feet wide. It’s made from more than 85 pieces of birch plywood that are invisibly joined. About 20 per cent of surfaces are red and the rest are white with the colours and shelf placements carefully set in what appears a random pattern. It was like a puzzle to design and build.

The bookshelf was first dry assembled in the studio so that I could mark the placement of colours and shelves for final assembly. It was then disassembled, painted, and reassembled. In order to get it through the door of the client’s building, the entire unit had to be broken down into ten sections which were set and joined on site at the client’s home.

The second assembly in the shop. Some sections are being glued here for transport and then final assembly at the client's home.

The second assembly in the shop. Some sections are being glued here for transport and then final assembly at the client’s home.

After the first assembly, the unit is taken apart and painted.

After the first assembly, the unit is taken apart and painted.

Joining sections on site.

Joining sections on site.

The client and I assembly the shelves on site.

The client and I assembly the shelves on site.

The shelving unit in place.

The shelving unit in place.

 

 

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