March 6, 2010

Calling all carpenters!

Sarah and I are looking for some bookshelves. Pretty simple, right? Well, not so much. We have some odd requirements:
-Made in the US, not out of wood chopped out of some rainforest.
-Modular enough that they can be disassembled and moved.
-Capable of holding quite a bit of crap (we have a lot of books – I’d say we want something in the range of 60-80 cubic feet, assuming the shelves are about 1 foot deep).
-Reasonably attractive.
-Durable enough to last for decades.

And yes, I have been barred from trying to build something like this out of metal and welding it together. Not exactly my area of expertise. If some type of machined metal bracket was needed, I could certainly help, though.

Think you can build something like this? Want to trade for a custom frame? Drop me a line.

For reference, here are some ideas that we thought were interesting: