Lower level living space in Chicago contemporary-basement
 

Lower level living space in Chicago

This contemporary lower level was finished to provide an entertainment center and a large work space as well as an inovative powder room. The powder room walls are laminated shoji-like screens to define the space. The ceiling treatment opens up the space and adds a contemporary feel.
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Lynn wrote:
shelving? - How is this shelving attached and can it hold a lot of weight (books etc) since there are no supports under them?
   Comment   November 11, 2012
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Yes, this flotaing shelf can support books, the front edge of the shlef is 2" high and has a top and a bottom that is 3/4" hardwood (so it is hollow in the middle). During the framing stage several metal L shaped bracket were attached to the wall studs, then drywalled over, then the shelving wall slipped over the protruding part of the L bracket so all support is concealed. This providies all the strength necessary to support books and heavier objects. Thanks for the inquiry, hope it helped.
November 28, 2012 at 7:27AM   
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Airoom is very proud to have Gina as a member of our interior design staff. Our designers take care in designing the details needed to set the project off, even hidden support for floating book shelves.
December 13, 2012 at 9:14AM   
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