A basement takes on a character of its own when it is transformed into part of the living space of a home. And when a wall is transformed into something more than just a wall (like a home library), it takes on not only character, but memories of all the good literature that has been enjoyed and cherished in years gone by.
An empty wall or closet is like a blank canvas mural. It requires thought, creativity, and a plan in order to take on a personality of its own.
This is the "skeletal" structure of a bookshelf that was built in a finished basement to accomodate the homeowner's large book collection. The bookshelf was custom built to accomodate the wall size and complement the decor; the finish is traditional cherry.
A Blank Wall takes on Character
A full front view of this handsome cherry finish bookshelf that adorns an otherwise bare (and unutilized) wall in this homeowner's finished basement.