Lincoln Librrary

Bookcase along a corridor in Lincoln

We designed and built this bookcase to serve as the main library in the house in 2019. The idea was to use the full length of the hallway, without making something that will make the space look smaller. The beams coming down the ceiling made me think that i can create some kind of a line that also goes on an angle. I also wanted to still use the third shelf as a place where you can put books and this is how this panels/dividers naturally came up in the design. After I knew I will have panels going up the only detail was, how exactly will it look. Then I thought why don't i make it with bullnose profile on the front, that would look nice. Once this idea started to jiggle in my head i started to think-if i do bullnose dividers i want to make all the other parts that are protruding from the shelves with the same profile as well. Then the path was clear- panels, tops and baseboard will all have a bullnose and will all be build with 1 inch stock. On top of that they'll have the same finish- high quality urethane semi gloss. The bookcases were built with Baltic Birch plywood and for everything else I used 5/4 poplar and everything got stained after that. When the clients told us that it looks like its always been in this hallway I knew we have succeed it.




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