This design is a takeoff of a night table design I did last year. The influence is the architecture of Bhutan. I graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, one of only about three places in the world that share this type of architecture. Bhutanese temples are characterized by their inward sloping walls and graduated windows.
I used a combination of the golden ratio and Hambidge Progression to come up with the dimensions. The bookcase is open on both sides and can be placed anywhere in a room. The shelves are fixed and at varying heights from larger to smaller as they go up. The design case is sturdy and still allows for a variety of different sized books.
Front View with Dimensions:
The legs, shelves, and frame of the top will be ebonized walnut. The case will be maple. The curved fronts of each of the shelves will be accented with maple plugs. The windows on each side are progressively smaller as they go down like those of the temples. They also allow for a glimpse into the case from the side.
Side View with Dimensions:
The top will be made of a frame of ebonized walnut and panel of maple, mitered corners and a gentle curve along each edge.
Top View with Dimensions:
The design was drawn the old fashioned way (the technique with the most character)...paper and pencil.
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