Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bookshelves

This is more of a resource list than a post, but the next time you're shopping for bookshelves, you may want to consider these.
The Faulkner Library Cabinet from Crate and Barrel.


Stiles Brothers Library Components by Bauer International.


Sundance Catalog's Draper Cabinet.


For a tougher look, the Emile shelf, also from Sundance.


The Library Cabinet from Z Gallerie.

3 comments:

keshlam said...

Don't forget to tour historic sites from the appropriate period. My own library is going to draw its inspiration from that source, I think. There are some houses a few towns over which date from the 1850's (roughly contemporaneous with the older section of my place), and I plan to revisit them with camera and/or notepad to study bookcase and furniture details.

For example: One of those houses has modular bookshelves; each shelf is an independent box. Apparently this design was not just a convenient way to construct them -- it was done so that, if you had to move the library in a hurry (say, because you had to evacuate due to fire, flood, or invaders) you could just grab each shelf in turn and carry them out to a cart -- no repacking needed. I've been wondering whether this was an ancestor of, or developed in parallel with, the modular Barrister's Bookcase design.

My library shelves may not be constructed that way... but I'm giving serious thought to making them _appear_ similar.

(It definitely helps that the room already has period-reproduction wallpaper.)

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Laura said...

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