Has it ever bugged you to look at your bookshelf and see such an uneven collection of novels? I once attempted to organize my bookshelf by height but I became so irritated by my inability to find what I was looking for (I usually organize by author) that I redid everything back to the uneven but logical style.
We found a bookshelf that takes care of that issue – and we’re thinking maybe it will inspire some of you handy readers out there.
If you’ve been collecting tools and goodies from our sponsor Rockler and you have the woodworking skills I envy, you may want to take a closer look at this very cool Juxtaposed Book Shelf from Mike & Maaike.
We first heard about San Francisco industrial designers Mike & Maaike from one of our favorite magazines, ReadyMade. Each notch in the shelf is custom-made to snuggly fit each notable book from the set so that all the books in the collection appear even in height. Two styles of the shelf were made – Power (books on creating order in civilization) and Religion (books of faith). The shelves each measure 36”w x 5”h x 8”d and include the books shown. Only 50 of each were made – and we have a feeling that the price (of $3000) might be inspiration enough for several HomeFixated.com readers to DIY this concept.
Makes for good design inspiration, right woodworkers?