There’s about 60 sheets of walnut effect melamine coated chipboard and mdf in this job. My client extended his off license premises because of the growing trend for people to drink at home. The brief was to come up with a dark/rustic shelving solution that would also allow him to keep the stock on the shelves, rather than in the store room – that’s where he extended the shop floor into.
Each piece of this job had to be deep enough to allow bottles to be placed 6 deep. He also wanted some way of displaying the cheap plonk on the bottom shelves so that they could be easily seen and picked up, that’s where the open case idea came from.
There’s a lot of weight on these shelves when fully stocked, and no centre support between the bottom of the carcase and the bottom shelf, the way it was made to stop it all sagging, was to put a solid 15mm mdf back on it – with stopped dividers placed half way along the shelf – the backs and dividers were painted chocolate brown. The dividers were fixed to the back, the shelf below and above. There’s no sign of any sagging.
It was mostly modular with the exception of a lockable part for the champagnes, and the illuminated spirits display behind the counter.
Bit of a nightmare to fit, every time I went there, someone was demolishing bits of wall or putting up suspended ceilings, had to work around the customers too.