Macek Furniture

Cromwell Library

Library

Red gum lumber and veneer
dimensions 12'-0" x 12'-0" x 9'-0"h

made for private residence

July 2010

My client had purchased a beautifully maintained 1920's house.  Her goal was to update and to remodel so that the changes were indistinguishable from the existing structure.  The house contained traditional frame-and-panel millwork , mouldings, and brackets.  I borrowed these details from the house to design a new library room, with shelves wrapping around all four sides and stepping around the windows and doors.  A datum was created above the door jamb by making a continuous shelf at the height of eight feet, with brackets on the corners.  The wood was figured red gum, the same species as the house millwork, which needed to be custom ordered amd dyed to match the aged wood. 

Library

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