Illuminated  Bookcases
in a
Cottage Style
For more on how these cases were designed and built, Click this link to the building process .
Fabrication Photos

I was commissioned by two friends, to build a set of bookcases. The request came from a couple that wanted an appropriate place to store their materials which had been kept in boxes since a move. They own a number of books as well as musical scores that were in need of a home.
My friends were looking for a "cottage feel" for these bookcases. So they decided on a painted finish. 
These bookcase were built from dimensional clear pine, 
pine beadboard ply and masonite.
The finish is alkyd oil paint. 
They also wanted the open shelved areas to be illuminated with an indirect soft glow.After some searching we found a low voltage tape light system. 

Here is the happy result:
The beadboard, inset rosettes, a layered crown molding, routed profiles and custom milled moldings, are the  details that give these cases a simple but sophisticated look.
WoodwardWoodworks
Custom Fine Furniture by Alan Young
114 Woodward Ypsilanti, Michigan
48197
734 218-5803
e-mail Alan
alan@woodwardwoodworks.com

Custom Fine Furniture by Alan Young
WoodwardWoodworks
114 Woodward Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
734 218-5803
alan@woodwardwoodworks.com
@2008 alan young