Allow me to explain! These pictures showcase a 10ft tall by 15ft long bookshelf assembly. The wood is live edge northwest birch, harvested from the Newport area. Precisely, a problem tree in a friend’s yard that was removed and milled down. I then planed the boards down, biscuit/glued the 5 inch wide planks together to produce 10 inch + shelving. I peeled off the bark until the loose bits were removed, then applied rub on polyurethane to hold the remnant bark in place, also to protect said shelving.
When the time came to construct the bookcase itself, the homeowners and I got together and measured the height of their books, thus sorting out the most efficient placement for the shelves. Crucial to this project was the height of the homeowners! Featured in the shelving is a dictionary stand built specifically to the homeowners arm height. Also you’ll note the pulpit ladder’s top step is halfway to the top shelf, a bit over 5 feet, thus allowing the 5 foot nothing lady to access said shelf.
Other projects: The bar at Top Frog brewery in Pend Oreille county. Contructed of 7 different species of hardwood flooring. Carport, Library nook, Non-smoking sign, Sunflower window, Maple slab bar.
These kind of projects are my favorite. Basically, I am presented with a space that needs to be more practical, and fit a specific need. Be it infrastructure, book case shelving, closet spacing, library nooks, outdoor play structures for kids, car ports, hardwood bars, you name it we can build it.
The fun part for me is the creative process. I know structurally what needs to happen, and by working with the homeowner we can customize precisely to your needs, whatever they may be. Function first, then form. The combination of the two makes for some dynamic, beautiful spaces.
Pricing varies widely, depending on materials, needs of the space, all manner of variables. Contact me, lets produce fantastic projects!