I was asked to come up with a home library capable of holding upwards of 3500 books of varying sizes. The challange was to design the bookcases to fit into a room only 12′ x 15′, while leaving some room for a reading area. Out of 15 layouts the owners decided on this one which included many firsts for me, like a curved bookwall, interior room, swinging hidden door bookcase, all using sliding dovetail construction. As a luthier, I presented design elements typical to guitar detail, including laminated moldings which used 3 woods (cocobolo, walnut, & basswood) laminated together to give an effect similar to the backstripe found in guitars. The project took about 6 months to complete, with over 1500 hours invested.
Curved Bookwall showing laminated moldings
Interior Room bookcases
Overhead bookcases above window
Main library room viewed from dining area.
Swinging hidden door bookcase as entry into interior room.