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Very Customized Bookcase

2011-12-23 03:17:06.115214+00 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

Shadow forwarded along the very customized bookcase. I spend a good portion of my design time trying to not do that.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-12-23 10:32:04.702663+00 by: andylyke

Wow. "Why?" comes to mind. Don't ever buy another book!

#Comment Re: made: 2011-12-24 02:49:24.071793+00 by: TheSHAD0W


This "bookcase" is really a piece of furniture which incorporates several books into itself, rather than being a book holder. One might wish to enshrine and display a set of books decoratively, rather than their being regular readers.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-12-24 17:57:39.624332+00 by: petronius

I have a little metal-wire sculpture of a spider web and spider mounted in the upper corner of my den. As one friend said when he saw it, "Gee, most people are trying to get rid of their bugs."

#Comment Re: made: 2011-12-24 20:35:21.138836+00 by: ebradway

Based on the books in the case, I'd guess that this was a project by an architecture student. I agree with shad0w, this is a great way to enshrine books one hates to get rid of because of their "meaning" while not actually tying up usable shelf-space.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-12-25 17:27:23.012173+00 by: m

I agree with Andy. If you are never going to change your books, then that appears to be a fine way of showcasing them. But if your reading appetites don't change as you age, you have no soul to show off.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-12-26 13:43:26.85264+00 by: andylyke


#Comment Re: made: 2011-12-26 16:14:04.758888+00 by: petronius

Maybe if you were really affluent you could just keep adding customized bookshelves like this as your library expanded. It would be the literary equivalent of the Texas oil baron who had the windshield of his car ground to his eyeglass prescription.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-12-26 16:32:23.07586+00 by: m

Throwing away all that fine woodworking would be a sin, or as close to a sin as an atheist can get.