Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Shelves complete!

So here it is. A softwood fitted book shelf, making the most of a sloped ceiling.
The shelves are on fully adjustable book case strips for ease of adjustment. The back is filled in with tongue and groove boarding, which I think makes a piece of furniture  look finished. It also adds to the rigidity and strength of the piece.
The finish is a hand applied wax which is tough and durable and looks good on Pine.
Here the unit looks quite small, but in reality it is 2.5 m wide and 2.4 meters tall. Quite a monster!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Sloping ceilings

Last week I was in the work shop making a shelving unit for a bedroom office.
Sloping ceilings in cottages and chalet bungalows can make shelving a real headache. So this is where a bespoke service is useful.
A joiner can make a unit to fit so you do not lose storage space for all those books and office equipment.
Starting low and fitting the space.

The unit is in sections so it can be carried up the stairs. The gap underneath will be covered by a skirting. The unit is fitted with the angle of the roof perfectly. See the finished result tomorrow.