A medium sized version of the open bookcase design with wedged tenons and gracefully proportioned increasing shelf height and depth from top to bottom. This backless design came to me roughly ten years ago, and I've enjoyed experimenting with different scales and materials over time. There is a unique effect created by the sides being narrower than the shelves, making the whole piece appear to float off the wall.
This piece was made from some particularly striking North American Cherry, with an oil finish to bring out the luster of the grain. Also available in Walnut. Suitable for freestanding or wall-mounting.
To learn more about the process of creating the Open Bookcase, check out my studio journal.
Materials: - North American hardwoods, finished with an oil / polyurethane blend.
Dimensions: - 4' tall x 18" wide x 12" deep
- If you're interested in this piece in a different size or material, be sure to check out my commissions page. The open bookcase design looks great hanging on the wall with as few as three shelves, or standing floor-to-ceiling. Besides the cherry shown here, you could decide to go with a much lighter look, such as maple, or something deeper along the lines of walnut. Any other ideas? Let's talk! - Check out my Materials page for examples of the various materials and finishes I work with.
- These pieces are all made to order, and vary from one to the next, both due to the materials and hand crafted nature of the work.
- Please allow 4-8 weeks for production and shipping.
- Because these pieces are large and delivered by freight, the shipping charge listed is approximate, and may be adjusted after you place your order. Please email me with any questions.