I was delighted to accept this commission for my local neighborhood used book store (Pegasus Books in West Seattle), as in my other life I am a writer of fiction and occasional non-fiction, and an avid reader going back more than four decades. Built to spec from Armor-core walnut plywood and walnut planks cut into a subway tile pattern, and featuring two locking cash drawers, two office supply drawers, an integrated power strip and CPU platform, and about 27′ worth of 10″ deep shelving, I am very happy with how this 84″ x 33″ x 24″ sales counter/bookshelf/desk turned out. I also built this sturdy matching stand for a card catalog and three shelves with flared sides to hold books up (the third isn’t shown, as it had to be trimmed before I could install it, and I did not take pictures after).
If you’d like me to make something like this for you, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call/text 206.271.6133, or fill out the contact form below.
One of my more unique projects. This corner cabinet made of cherry, sapele, and scrap plywood is made to house a litter box. It’s lined with aromatic cedar, and has cat doors to either side. Atop it, a bookshelf that attaches to either side of the rear corner.
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Sometimes you need some more shelving space. If you’re a reader like my partner and I, you find your bookshelves fill up quickly. This slim, low-profile offset shelf is only 7″ deep — perfect for apartment living where space is a premium! Made from scrap Jatoba plywood trimmed with hardwood.
If you’d like one, or something like it, fill out the form below, or call/text 206.271.6133.
Douglas Fir, new material. Integrated windowsills.
I built these between shop spaces, and so did all the work onsite, in the yard, under an REI shelter. There were chickens.
You may also want to check out this matching Day Bed Frame with Storage Cabinet and Shoe Rack Shelves.
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Salvaged Teredo Clamwood. 96″ tall x 36″ wide, shelves 10″ deep x 11″ high.
Built this as part of a larger renovation/installation. Teredo clamwood is milled from logging booms used to float timber down Puget Sound. The textured holes/tunnels are made by Teredo Clams, who dig burrows in the booms and live their lives there. The picture above is of the final installation, nestled next to an alternating-tread stair (to an attic I renovated) made of the same material.
Not for sale. If you’d like to commission a shelf like this, email dt@dtfabs.