These book shelves were designed and built by my husband, Dan the Man. He also did the lighting plan, including wiring and special dimming and switches for different areas, so that the lights shine down the face of the shelves and you can easily read the spines and see the contents. The low shelves below with the television contain magazine cases and large format books. Eventually, they will be replaced with cabinets and shelves that match the shelves above. All the wood is Douglas Fir, vertical grain in most cases, including baseboards. The saltillo tile floor, framing, drywalling, door finishing and hanging, and closet interior shelving were also completely designed and constructed by Dan the Man. We worked on the design together. You can see why he is my personal hero and the love of my life. I used my bonus to buy him the big tv last year.
Below are pictures of what the room looked like during construction. You can see that he had recently drywalled after extensive wiring and lighting had been installed. The carpet was ripped out after a flood caused a nearly complete remodelling of the space. All the old book cases were ruined, but the books were rescued.
My sweetie pie, Dan the Man