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 email@example.com, call/text 206.271.6133, or fill out the contact form below.
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.