Take These Custom Bookcases for a Spin
If you associate rotating bookshelves strictly with stores and waiting rooms, think again. Sure-fire conversation pieces for your living room or study, custom bookcases designed to stand away from the walls can function as multi-faceted room dividers and provide plenty of storage with a compact footprint. And if you happen to be shopping for retail or office shelving, CustomMade artisans can create freestanding wood custom bookshelves, or bookcases from other materials, in some unexpected styles, too.
Ron Schroeder of Wisconsin Wood Products built this cherry and ash rotating bookcase for a customer who wanted something you couldn’t buy in a furniture store. The artisan obliged him with a piece that features three roomy 14” tall tiers that rotate independently atop a lower cabinet with a dovetailed soft-close drawer and a pull-out shelf. Do you want a bookcase of your own that’s not available in stores? Get in touch with Ron and discuss your plans.
This summer, Design by Jeff Spugnardi introduces the “Cyndy Three Six” rotating bookcase. Ready to spin on a lazy Susan device rated to support 1,000 lbs., these four 14” wide and deep shelves can hold books or LPs. The beautiful full dovetail construction ensures this unit will serve you well for many years. You can commission your own piece custom sized to your specifications.
The modern helical shelves by City Joinery can fit in your home in many ways. “This set of shelves for books or objects,” writes furniture maker Jonah Zuckerman, “is designed to serve as a room divider, filtering the space between a living and dining area, for example. It also sits well in a corner, perhaps at the end of a couch or bed, its rotation allowing access to all levels.” The set shown here is made from poplar and blackened steel, but many wood and metal options are available, as well as custom sizing.
In 2007, Glendon Good Custom Fabricating designed, built, and installed the fixtures, displays, and lighting for the Mesa Arts Center Museum Store, including these aluminum and bamboo bookcases. With the addition of optional locking rubber wheels to these shelves, you, too, can have stylish, mobile, and versatile display and storage space, constructed from renewable and recyclable resources, that’s perfect for either retail locations or home offices.
Whether you’re interested in traditional built in bookcases or freestanding and mobile custom bookshelves for your home or business, consider submitting your ideas to our artisans through our “Get it Made” service. If you prefer, you can also discuss your project with a CustomMade artisan in your area.