School Library - Cherry/Birch

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Project by Simeond posted 11-23-2011 07:14 AM 2149 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a three phase project to build a library for a small school. Its essentially all birch ply with cherry face-frames and millwork. There are two 22’ walls of 8’ bookcases (which include the desk). A wall of reading “nooks” which have pull-out display cabinets for magazine storage and drawers under the nooks. ANd then a wall of study carrols with a storage cabinet (they use the space for after-school care as well – so they needed to store games, snack etc…) Also, in front of the reading nooks is a two-tiered curved platform. They will strew multiple pillows all about the platform for the kids to lounge and read or listen to the teacher read…. It was a fun but complicated project. All the components were made AND finished off-site (lacquer) and then assemble onsite (in some cases cut onsite…). All critique and/or questions welcomed!

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov.......

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 11:29 AM

Great job! Very nice on all of it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 12:33 PM

It’s wonderful work and looks like it would have been an enjoyable job.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 09:30 PM

Looks very nice. It sure is a pain to build off-site then assemble on site. The potential for some sort of error is painfully high. Sure looks like it was worth your effort.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 09:48 PM

I want to read there.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#5 posted 11-24-2011 05:46 AM

Looks really nice!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-25-2011 06:55 AM

Very nice work. That school must be the only one not experiencing budget problems!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 12-16-2012 10:27 PM

this is down right beautiful work and in a school library where if i were to visit the wood work alone would inspire me to stay and read…fantastic..grizz

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