Here are some photos from the beginning stages of a traditional library we are currently working on for a Seattle area residence. These photos were taken on a phone and don't provide show the details very well but we will be uploading better photos as the project progresses. Cabinets are constructed out of quarter sawn white oak. The final height of cabinetry in the library will be close to 15 feet tall. This library is part of a larger project that we are working on in conjunction with general contractor Schultz Miller and Tom Marshall of Sortun Vos architects.
The library has a built in wet bar that includes a sink and a built in Sub Zero 700 refrigerator freezer drawer. Integrating appliances like this can be challenging because of the mitered applied base and the face frame construction . The set of doors leaning against the cabinet will be cut horizontally and mounted to to make the appearance of the fridge unified with the rest of the lower cabinets. Heat generated from the refrigerator will be not be vented though the toe kick as is often common but instead out through the side and up inside the left most column which is yet to be built.
Check back soon for more pictures on our progress.