Bookshelfy goodness.

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Bookshelfy goodness.

Post by AndrewBell » Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:14 pm

I'm not a furniture designer by any means, i bearly qualify as a designer in general, but i needed a new bookshelf so I figured what the hell.. I drew up some designs and measurements and took it to a local craftsman (I would have tried it myself but apparently it's kind of hard to build a 6 foot tall wooden bookshelf in an NYC apartment with no power tools..). A few months later it's finally done! I think it came out pretty well so I thought I'd share it:

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just put the adjustable shelves in

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aaand now some of my stuff.

The facade and shelves are 3/4" birch and the sides are pine. Yay place to put stuff!

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Post by Kazu » Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:32 pm

That's pretty sweet! :D
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Post by Mothos » Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:39 pm

Very Suessian! I like it.

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Post by dave roman » Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:01 pm

that is the coolest bookshelf ever!

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Post by deantrippe » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:49 pm

Word. I love it. :)

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Post by Justin » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:53 pm

hehe, man that's really cool :D
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Post by Joey » Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:05 am

That bookshelf is nuts! Very cool!

And nice KAWS figures =P All sorts of goodness goin' 'round...
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Post by Nick » Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:10 am

oooh, very cool. :D
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Post by dan » Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:41 am

sweet. The design reminds me of style used in Nightmare Before Christmas. :)

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Post by T-lapia » Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:32 pm

wow! definetly buton-esque.. i love the finish but i wonder... what it'll look like if its in B/W ?? :D how much did it cost?

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Post by goRaina » Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:16 pm

wowwwwwww! nice!!

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Post by Dek » Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:53 pm

Wow! That's awesome.

I guess you could call it a....wait for it.."Bookshelf in your head!"

A pun! Marvellous!

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Post by neil » Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:10 pm

I like how it's blocking a door too! I'm sure that was fun, different work for the craftsman. Nice job...

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Post by Tony » Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:28 pm

Oooh. Interiorriffic!

I as well want to know how much it cost. And also where to find such a craftsman!

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Post by AndrewBell » Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:31 pm

glad you all like it! Yes it is a bit nightmare-ish isn't it, well it will be a great place to put all my NBX toys :) Maybe one day I'll get bored and give it a proper evil paint treatment, but for now I shall enjoy the natural wood which picked up the stain quite nicely.

I can't really say exactly how much it cost because it wasn't that clear cut a situation, most of the cost is in labor. Lets just say it was less than $1000 and more than $100 ;) Keep in mind it's over 6 feet tall, its a pretty substantial piece of furniture.

If I didn't live in an NYC apartment I'd love to be able to make stuff like this myself all the time and offer it to others.. maybe in a few years!

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