|Project by BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI||posted 01-05-2012 03:12 PM||3497 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
We have Double “L” stairs, at one end of our double height living room, connecting ground and first levels. The space under the steps, was vacant and was not put to any use, since 2000, when the house was built. I wished to use that space, to the maximum, with a combination of storage underneath.
The 3’ X 3’ space under the second landing, has full 7’ clearance and I decided to put a glass and steel showcase for my numerous curios and the space of around 3’ X 7’ with varying heights leading to the second landing, i have designed and built a Book Shelf. The shelf was built with frame of 18mm plywood and shelves of 12mm plywood with half round wooden beading, fixed on all edges.
Entire lower portion of about 30” X 7’ is divided in two sections with shelves inside, where my collection of music CDs and DVDs are stored. This part has 12mm shutter doors with teak veneered plywood and upper portion is open shelves of different fancy sizes to house my collection of books and curios. Open shelves are painted with white enamel with satin pink colored beading, frame beading is polished mahogany strain, and shutters strained with natural teak shade.
Entire shelf, rests on 4 large stainless steel legs of 4” height. I choose this kind of legs instead of a platform, to facilitate pulling out the shelf, for cleansing to keep the space below stairs free from any insects etc.
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