Artistic rendering of the west side of the Children's Feature Wall designed by Klassen Fine Woodworking for the new Truro Library in Truro Nova Scotia.
A behind the scenes look at the west side of the wall. This is what is behind the clean look of the finished wall - (what you see in the previous drawing).
Pencil rendering of east side of children's feature wall. The wall is approximately 22 feet long x 4 feet wide x 11 feet high. It butts up to two partition walls creating a separate children's program room on the east side of the wall.
Floor plan of the two levels of Children's feature wall.
Beginning to piece together the east side of wall.
These are storage cabinets and drawers will go in the base cabinets.
Mapping out the stairs that lead up to the central circular reading loft on the west side of wall.
Underneath this landing will be a reading nook with curved seat which is accessed on the west side of wall - the bottom circle on the left side of the coloured pencil drawing.
Children's reading nook with curved seat underneath loft by the stairs.
Close up of curved seat mounted into the space under the landing.
Installing drawers and drawer fronts in the base cabinetry.
Setting up the wall panels.
Close up of the stairs and slide. Slide hand rail template is dividing them in this photo - not the finished hand rail.
Fitting the wall panels, drawer fronts, cabinet doors and counter top. Counter top is a butcher block counter top made from Birch.
Fitting the wall panels, drawer fronts, cabinet doors and counter top.
Close up of unfinished butcher block counter top.
Assembling the central circular reading loft.
Circle is made by layeriing up multiple lamintions of 1/8" birch plywood. Form is made from 3 - 5' x 5' sheets of Birch plywood.
Clamping press to glue down each sheet. Each layer required three sheets to complete the circle so jig was rotated three times for each completed layer of the circle.
End view of stairs and slide leading up to the circular reading loft (where the light is shining into).
This is the view of the west side of the wall facing the main area of the children's library. Here you can see the circular reading loft in place.
This is the area where the circular reading loft is located - before it was lifted into place.