The goal of this project was to provide a unique bookcase with design elements drawn from the clients favorite architect & designer - Charles Rennie Mackintosh - and a design that could fit into a space with contemporary architecture and furnishings. The bookcase was proportioned for a specific corner space, and was to become a sculptural focal point in the room.
Scope of ProjectThe bookcase is fabricated from European Beach and Baltic Birch plywood, finished in a grey spray-on lacquer, and topped in highly figured marble complementing the color of the bookcase. The joinery is mortise-and-tenon throughout.
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This drawing shows some of the design alternatives presented to the client. The decision was to use the concept labeled "A3" in the drawing. Note the odd-shaped area where the bookcase would be placed. The shape of the intersecting walls give rise to the six-sided marble top design.
One of the shop drawing showing the details of the construction and dimensions.
This drawing shows the complex construction of the bookcase sides.
One of the sides of the bookcase in final glue-up.
A close-up of one of the bookcase sides showing the joinery detail that required highly precise machining of the parts making up the structure.
This is a photo of the marble slab that was selected for the top of the bookcase. This marble is white Carrera with a highly figured area. The red marks outline the area of the marble slab that would become the finished bookcase top.
The marble slab after the cutting-out of the top. The remainder of the slab was used to fabricate tops for two other tables owned by the client.
A striking marble top indeed. Note the six-sided nature of the top.
Edge detail of the marble top.
A view of the bookcase side details from an adjacent room.
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