Inspired and Inspiring Custom Bookshelves
Whimsical style and custom bookshelves and bookcases can go together wonderfully. Why not fantastical designs to house the books that fire the imagination? These pieces by CustomMade artisans will inspire readers of all ages.
Children in particular respond excitedly to furniture that’s also “something else.” The young (and the young at heart) are quite adept at exploring and pushing boundaries. Custom bookshelves like this hand carved oak and walnut elephant bookcase by Fred Miller Custom Woodworks or this birch and MDF monkey nightstand by Third Street Studios (which would be perfect for storing some bedtime reading) can capture that natural curiosity and might help draw children into a lifetime of reading.
Ideas can grow from books. How about a bookcase that seems to grow, too? The bark covered black cherry sapling and white locust frame of this twig bookcase by Mike Willis Woodworking gives this rustic piece an organic, living air. The barnwood shelves, reclaimed from an old tobacco barn, literally give a new useful life to a valuable resource. Fill these shelves with books or precious mementos and keep your family’s traditions alive.
Furniture can find inspiration in books or other works of art, too. If you’ve seen the classic German Expressionist silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, you’ll remember the stark, oblique angles of its sets. “The Cabinet of Caligari” by Steven Banen evokes perfectly the look and feel of the film in a unique bookcase with a neon back light that will surely start many conversations about film, art, furniture, or whatever you’ve placed on its shelves.
If a favorite book or film has given you an idea for custom bookshelves, or if you’d like an inspiring, out-of-the-ordinary look for custom bookcases, a CustomMade artisan in your area can get the job done for you.