Form & Function

Form & Function

Designed out of the necessity to fill space, the following
bookshelves seek to not only exist functionally but to
compliment the existing accessories found within the
home office.  

Within the original design there emerged a series of five
individual shelving units.  Created as a series of disjointed
slats, their implicit arrangement formed a single
comprehensive structure.  While a fully digital, 3D
prototype of the office space was modeled, it was not
until the physical dimensioning of the space that it was
decided to reduce the overall number of shelving units to
three.  Furthermore, it was then decided during physical
construction to further reduce the overall number to two.  

Upon researching physical construction techniques, it was
decided to follow the advice of Kristy Dickerson.  Her blog
DIY Office Shelves from 2013 offers a series of well
detailed and thoughtful steps for construction.  This version
has been modified utilizing slightly thinner wood and favors
the use of chalk paint over stain for the finish.  The overall
process for distressing the wood is similar, however, it
should be noted that following that respective stage, the
wood was indeed painted with chalk paint sanded with 600
grit sand paper resulting in the finish shown.  

Bookshelf Layout

Bookshelf Layout

5  |  Original Design

3  |  Proposed Design

2  |  Constructed Design

Fabrication

Fabrication

Top Bookshelf |  40 Inches

Bottom Bookshelf  |  72 Inches