Tally BookShelf

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Dynamically balanced shelving that relies on one tensioned steel cable bolted to the wall.  It takes balls to live with a bookshelf that could crush you with the snip of a line…

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I dig the lines on this piece a lot.  Precariously tilted yet balanced away from the wall and allows accessibilty from both sides of the shelf.  Each arm reaches from opposing sides of this “ladder” and supports the adjacent shelf.  The top shelf probably has to be reinforced because it has the largest span.

The bookshelf occupies a funny corner of my apartment, right by the end of my bedwhich sits inside the frame shown and serves as a dividing wall between the living room and the bedroom.  Red seemed the appropriate shade.

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Here it is in the shop.  The welding proved to be tricky since all the shelves had to be level and due to distortion that comes with welding, things tend to get out of square.  It probably would have been easier with a corner clamp…

Debating what the bottom of the shelf will look like. Little wood cleats you can see on the bottom of the shelf stop it from sliding and could be a nice detail.  The wood I’m using, 1/2” OSB looks cool and is the same wood I used for the bedframe, but its too thin to hold books.  

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Knuckle Chair (at Makeville Studio)

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Mirror image #tableisland #shopshots

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Why can’t I just go to IKEA?

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Twinkle stars (at Twinkle Playhouse)

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Rebranding.

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Waiting for tops

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#shopshots

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Collaboration Coffee Table with Stephen Muscarella from Left to Right Furniture!

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Mess of wood. Paint it black and start to get these blinking!! Two weeks till show time!! (Taken with Instagram)

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