American ash, wood stain, linseed based paint
About 20 hrs of work + materials = $625
"These shelves use the wall to redistribute weight, allowing a wide span with minimal hardware. Segmented compartments keep the planks from bowing and accommodate oversized art books; the frame functions like book ends. Similar to a built-in book shelf, but one that you can take with you. Thanks! ..."
Constellation Chandelier by Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn
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