Friday, May 25, 2012

Built-in Bookcase Project is Underway!

As soon as I saw this I knew a built-in bookcase was the answer for
the problem, (I have with his exploding book population) in our den!
                                                                                                                     Photo: Hudson Cabinetry Design

The symmetry, the clean, the white... All of it spoke to me! Thankfully,
the man I love agreed with me. So he took me bookcase shopping...
Where I calmly explained to him, in my best Swedish/Chinese accent,
that the built-in bookcase for our den must only be exactly this!
                                                                                                                       Photo: Hudson Cabinetry Design 

But while picking up the phone to contract with a New York cabinet design house
is something I would do... We all know that even suggesting such a thing would
make a certain-someones eyes roll back into his head just before it popped off!
So I offered to compromise with him on the new flooring... Which, oh, by the
way, is also part of the built-in bookcase I must have! My compromise was to
allow him to install the new flooring I picked out. See? Not unreasonable at all!
He worked hard and, it only took him a week!
A week that just happened to coincided with the start of a
new after-work bootcamp and spin class for me. Wink, wink!
All worth it though because I do love it as much as I imagined I would!
So about that built-in bookcase... How was I going to get exactly this without
making that call to Hudson in New York? I mean, I know the best trim and
molding guy in the business but framing out my map isn't building a bookcase!
Fortunately, great trim and molding guys know other great craftsmen. And,
my guy just happens to know the most amazing cabinet maker! Now, I was
more than nervous... I mean, how many times does the burger on the menu
actually look like the one on your plate? Still, I handed over the photo...
And, hoped for the best. The best solid maple...
Along with the best construction...
Capped off with the best installation money can buy!
And, in the end...
After comparing what inspired me...
                                                                                                                    Photo: Hudson Cabinetry Design

With what I got. I do believe I got...
Exactly what I aspired to have!
And, true to my natural tendency to compromise... The man I love gets to caulk
and paint it! If you're in the spirit to remodel an area of your home or if you need
custom cabinetry or trim, let me know because I have the guys! They're reliable,
very reasonable and, quite obviously able to build from inspiration photos! Of
course, if you can get away with it, do call Hudson Cabinetry Design in New York! 

To see further progress since installation, click here!


  1. What a beautiful re-do for the den. The floors are amazing. Can't wait to see how you fill up the bookshelves. AL in CA

  2. Beautiful cabinetry work and great work by your husband on the new floor. Enjoy!


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