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Professor Graeme Thomson

We were asked by Professor Graeme Thomson to design and build a library which would utilise a cavernous and much under used alcove in his fabulous Dowanhill house, Graeme’s brief was that the library should continue the look of their period house, make advantage of the high Victorian ceilings and store their large collection of books.

To maintain the period theme we suggested Sapele for the library, Sapele is a close botanical cousin of Mahogany, it shares similar grain pattern, colour and has a beautiful reddish brown hue. We accentuated the colour with a very slightly tinted lacquer which was hand applied on site after the install was complete.

Grateful thanks to Graeme and Stephen for their patience whilst we slotted the jigsaw puzzle of library cabinets together and completed what was a very enjoyable project.