Hillhouse Office Bookcases

This project was real challenging. The book shelves were 12 foot tall and had to be scribed to the exterior walls. The step back cupboards in the Family Room had to fit within a nook. The nook was wider at the front than the back, making this job very difficult. I devised a way to scribe the cabinets independently from the space and it worked really well.
The book shelves in Mr Hanson's office are solid Maple with a Cherry Stain, designed by the Hansons. The cabinets required French Dovetail construction often referred to as sliding dovetail construction, required no nails. The finishing from sanding, staining and finishing was challenging standing these up and moving them around the shop. Each shelf, I think I moved ten times.
They look really nice in the Office with the 15 foot ceilings.
I used Maple plywood for all the backs and solid Maple for all of the shelves. All the shelves are removable and rest on a shelf pin.
The mantle for the project, sits on marble and surrounds a tile work of marble. The mantle is made from Maple and is proportional to the space. The mantel is close to a picture that the Hansons supplied, for style and size. Each, item of this job was made at my shop and then installed at the home.

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  • Blainette Hanson

    Blainette Hanson's review

    • Jan 11th 2014

    This project turned out to be a bit more involved than we had first thought, but Michael just took it all in stride and delivered a first-class product that exactly matched our requirements and expectations. Furthermore, he went above and beyond in accommodating a few scheduling mishaps with other construction delays. The final product is simply gorgeous and worth the price. We will definitely be using him again. He is highly recommended and we recommend him to anyone who asks; or we even think might ask! If quality and final product are your goals, then Michael is your guy.

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