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Alcove Floating Shelves in Black American Walnut – Harrogate

We designed, built and fitted these Black American Walnut, alcove floating shelves and storage units into two spaces at either side of a log burner for a living room in a house in Harrogate. The alcove floating shelves were requested by the client after decorating their house and they needed some nice looking furniture to add the finishing touches to the room. They wanted the units to display books, DVDs and wood for the log burner, whilst having compartments to store unwanted odds and ends.

We measured the space and gave the various options of wood and finish and when the client was happy we made them all by hand. We used a water based lacquer for protection and then fitted, fully supported on three sides, into the clients home. Black American Walnut is one of the highest quality and more expensive woods you can use but by adding it as a veneer to the alcove floating shelves meant that the costs were kept to a reasonable, bespoke amount.

The alcove floating shelves also came with two storage cabinets, one containing three drawers with handleless, push to open, doors. Then a similar, push to open, cabinet door on the other side of the fireplace which was able to store away wires and other less attractive clutter. This side of the fire now has space for the TV and other media equipment.

All in all the project was a great success and you can see that this lovely Harrogate home made a great showcase for the alcove floating shelves and the work we do at Tom Maxwell – the home of bespoke joinery and handmade furniture in Leeds.

We have a few alcove floating shelves in our gallery so please have a look around to see the textured wood finishes to modern sprayed white finish. We cater to modern and traditional interior designs so have a look out to see the styles you might get for your home and we look forward to our next alcove floating shelves project with you.

 

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Alcove floating shelves photographed by Leeds Product Photographer Bevan Cockerill.

Tetris Bookshelf – Large Floating Bookshelves in North Leeds

This large, floating bookshelf unit spanned the entire bedroom wall in this home in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. It was custom designed to fit our clients brief with the customer requested that each panel was painted metallic purple and gold. The need to fill an entire wall with it’s own unique dimensions was one of the reasons why the client wanted a bespoke cabinet and then they were able to request specific compartments to have adjustable shelves. The bookcase was then pinned to the wall to give the impression that it was floating in mid-air and with the size of the unit we’re really pleased with it.

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Photographs taken by Leeds Photographer Bevan Cockerill.

 

Fitted Break Fronted Wardrobe

Break fronted wardrobe that juts out at the front, like a step. With internal drawers and hanging rails this wardrobe contains a bespoke laundry bin made up of rails and a laundry bag to separate dark and light loads. It also has a tie drawer and motion sensitive LEDs that are built into the doors and turn on when they are opened.

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Photographs and virtual tour taken by Leeds Photographer Bevan Cockerill.

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Contemporary Shaker Fitted Kitchen – Handmade Painted Furniture

This contemporary shaker fitted kitchen was designed, handmade and fitted by Tom Maxwell in Thorner, Leeds. Made with birch ply carcasses and finished with a clear water based lacquer. Doors and frames made from tulip wood with a F&B spray paint finish and the island unit top was made from White American Oak which was finished in Tung Oil. The kitchen was designed to fit the a main space at the back of the house with an extended corridor room to maximise a larger space. The doors cleverly hide every integrated appliance from dishwater to fridge and they all match every other door to give the whole kitchen a clean and attractive finish.

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Photographs taken by Leeds Photographer Bevan Cockerill.

European Oak Dining Table with hand carved table legs

Kitchen dining table made from european oak for a family table to use in their new kitchen. The legs were hand carved using traditional methods and the table top was breadboarded with floating pinned tenons which allows the table to move during seasonal weather changes.

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Photographs taken by Leeds Photographer Bevan Cockerill.

White Fitted Bookcase & Cupboards

This customer was having the whole living room updated, so on top of a freshly decorated room with new carpets, furniture and fireplace with woodburner they also wanted two new bookcases to fit, snugly, inside the alcoves of the room, either side of the new fireplace. The room was decorated in a modern contemporary grey so the white fitted bookshelves complimented the space perfectly and gave them space to hide unwanted items out of site.

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Photographs taken by Leeds Photographer Bevan Cockerill.

American Walnut Bookcase

Tom’s client had wanted a new bookcase to match the style of the cabinets that were on the opposite wall in their study but after an initial call to the company that made them, many years ago, they realised that the finish and style were no longer being made. This meant they needed to look for something that was more bespoke, so they could fill the space they needed, and instead of trying to match the same wood they went for something in complete contrast to compliment the other unit. They chose American Walnut and we designed the cabinet to fit the whole wall with space for books, ornaments and a set of storage cupboards behind the doors at the bottom. This meant they could store their board games away from view whilst having the books out on display.

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Photographs taken by Leeds Photographer Bevan Cockerill.

Living Room Cabinet

This cabinet was made to fit a recess in the living room following the client’s unsuccessful hunt for a specific sized bit of furniture to fit into the hole, they were all a bit too deep and would have jutted out into the room. This was designed to fit snugly into the alcove that’s formed by the fireplace with drawers, CD shelves, space for the lamp and some other ornaments. The bespoke living room cabinet is made out of Cherry with chrome handles for the drawers.

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Photographs taken by Leeds Photographer Bevan Cockerill.

Office Desk with Floating Cabinet

There were two projects in this room – The Entertainment Cabinet at the far end of the room and an Office Desk with Floating Cabinet next to the window, both of which were designed and made at the same time to compliment each other. The desk and floating cabinet were made to the same length so the cabinet floats neatly above the desk acting as a nice bit of storage, they were both painted white with chrome handles but the grain of the wood was left as a feature for the desk top giving them a nice surface to work off.

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Photographs taken by Leeds Photographer Bevan Cockerill.

Entertainment Cabinet

There were two projects in this room – The Entertainment Unit at the far end of the room and an Office Desk with Floating Cabinet next to the window, both of which were designed and made at the same time to compliment each other. The Entertainment Unit was made as a games storage cabinet for the children aswell as as a media station to hold the TV, Play Station and video player. Tom Maxwell designed the piece with the client and had areas opened up as shelves and others closed away to make the children’s playroom as neat as possible, it was painted white with chrome handles and covered the entire back wall, making use of the entire space.

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Photographs taken by Leeds Photographer Bevan Cockerill.