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Title: Built-in bookshelves: Carpenter rec needed!
Post by: matthewhh on June 13, 2018, 09:21:51 PM
Hi!  I'm looking to install some built-in bookshelves.  Does anyone have experience with a local carpenter or contractor who did a similar project?  And if so, do you have a recommendation?  Thank you!
Title: Re: Built-in bookshelves: Carpenter rec needed!
Post by: jo3boxer on June 30, 2018, 12:15:26 PM
could i recommend vitsoe instead of built ins?

yes, they are quite expensive, although im not sure how they would compare to someone building something out + materials.

however, if they fit the space you're trying to work with, they'll also be able to come with you when/if you move. further, if you can use a drill and a level, you can install them yourself too.

I have a friend who installed built ins into two nooks on either side of his fire place. due to the weight of his book collection, they've started to bow and will never look their best. not saying the same would happen with everyone, but it for sure wont happen with vitsoe.
Title: Re: Built-in bookshelves: Carpenter rec needed!
Post by: itsjustme on July 04, 2018, 12:13:31 PM
We hired these guys--they did a great job! http://hub-woodworks.com/fireplace_surround.html