Atlantic Shelving

October 23, 2011

Add storage and display space, check.  Accentuate the height of the room, check.   Maintain a free-hanging look, check. Integrate the television and media components, check.  Hide cords, check.   Come in on budget, check…

The Atlantic Shelving and Media System accomplishes all these goals through simplicity.  The materials are modest: blackened steel brackets and reclaimed douglas fir planking, and the forms are basic.  Careful attention to proportions and spacing allow an amazing amount of functionality to complete the room rather than clutter it.  The media cabinet is fit with a heavy duty, full extension shelf that allows easy access to the components’ cables while keeping the tangle out of sight.

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the early days

December 1, 2009

these designs were hacked out of fir beams that I salvaged from a basement remodel when I was still working as a carpenter.  the designs were informed by the few tools I had at hand–pretty much a skill saw, router, and palm sander–and came to fruition in the backyard of my first apartment in sf.