Room Upgrade: My Library/Den

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Project by Cubby posted 04-04-2014 01:40 PM 2393 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here in the Northeast, it was a long and hard winter. I decided to use the inside time to re-design our computer room into a library and den. I gutted the room and removed a piano that merely gathered dust (see before photo). I installed shelves around the entire circumference of the room, taking advantage of the nine foot high ceiling. The shelves are built using torsion box technique and the skins are ¼ inch maple plywood on the visual surfaces, masonite on the non-visualized surfaces. The trim is maple with inlaid cherry. The wall and ceiling wood is catalpa stained cherry. The floor is sassafras stained onyx. All stain and clear coat were waterbased. I loaded the shelves with our books and hung my guitars and Pittsburgh Pirate and Steeler memorabelia. Now, if you put your nose close to the photo, you can almost smell the testosterone.

-- Ron Baird, Pennsylvania, [email protected] "WORK HARD, BE GOOD, HAVE FUN"

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 01:49 PM

You did a really nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 02:14 PM

GREAT JOB, the Steelers photo’s are a nice addition also. A Guy I played High School football with plays for them. Ramon Foster. #YELLOW_TOWEL

-- 731 - Just because it doesn't kill you, doesn't mean it didn't try to...

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#3 posted 04-04-2014 04:18 PM

Cubby… something every man would love to have. I gave mine up when Mum decided we needed another bedroom in the house for when the Grandkids stay over. I don’t miss it since I have a computer room for the bigger boys to stay in when they visit and we have some shelves and a projection screen in there for our movies. S-U-P-E-R job!! I’m jealous…

-- Pop

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#4 posted 04-05-2014 12:22 AM

That’s a great library/den/man cave! All you need now is a nice Morris chair, and you’re all set!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 04-05-2014 04:14 AM

Looks great. Would love to have a space like that.

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#6 posted 04-05-2014 10:48 AM

Ooooo, nice very nice!

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#7 posted 04-07-2014 10:16 PM

Love what you’ve done to this library/den/music room. But do the shelves cover up part of the window?

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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#8 posted 04-07-2014 11:24 PM

Shelves are at the top of the window frame.

-- Ron Baird, Pennsylvania, [email protected] "WORK HARD, BE GOOD, HAVE FUN"

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