Sunday, November 13, 2011

Built In Bookcase for the Beacon Hill School

You spoke and I listened! Thank you all for the input on the bookcase from my last post; you said that a big bookcase overwhelmed the space and blocked the stairs. Oh, my...this non-builder then had to build something a bit more custom to allow for display space and an entry area that worked with the architecture of the Beacon Hill rather than against it! Well, how did I do?
I'm planning on a combination of faux boix effects and paint to match the existing paneling and to cover all of the random wood types that I had to use. (I told you I'm not a builder!)
That fiddly bit of cut arches and flat topped post were meant to match the existing stairs. Lots of finish work to do!
View from the front door:
I can picture students stopping here to set down lunch pails and remove wraps before going to classes.
Thank you all for pushing me to stretch my skills! I'm so much happier with this version :)

10 comments:

  1. This looks great. I love the little bench!

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  2. For a 'non-builder' you sure did great!

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  3. I missed the previous post but have had a look now and my goodness, this transformation has worked wonders! I'm sure it did indeed take a lot of work but well worth it I think.

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  4. Love this solution, great idea :)

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  5. I knew you would come up with something awesome!!! It is functional, cozy and fits architecturally. (from For The Love Of Minis) Good job!!! Cheers, LJ

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  6. That really looks sharp and fits the period of the house nicely

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  7. it's PERFECT!!!! well done i love it!!! :D Linda x

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  8. You did such a good job! The new bookcase looks great. =)

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