The Stephanie Rae Shelf

This design was my very first commission! A friend of a friend had heard seen the bookshelves I was selling online, and wanted to give one as a gift. We worked together to find a design in her price range that would fit on her friend's wall. Her friend absolutely loved it, and it fit right in with the fun room you see in these photos.

The shelf hangs on the wall via brackets welded to the shelf, spaced to overlap the studs in a wall. It can also hang on drywall anchors. When you put books on the shelf, the books hide the brackets. It's very sturdy and easily handles being completely full of books. It also includes spacers to allow the books to take the form of the shelf.

This shelf is made of aluminum and comes in 2 pieces which must be assembled with bolts.

The surface design on the aluminum is a grinded texture I've developed over the years. I use a couple specialized grinding wheels to give it that depth. It is my favorite of the surface textures that I've developed simply because it manages to quickly and easily hide all the natural flaws in the metal, and is really interesting to look at, because it looks different from all angles and in different lighting.

The books curve to the shape of the shelf, and the grinded surface design dances in the light. This shelf has a dual purpose in that it both decorates a room, as well as holds books.

I personally installed this bookshelf, and it took me about 20 minutes with one helper.

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