Custom Solid Wood Bookshelves from Heywoood-Wakefield

Custom Solid Wood Bookshelves from Heywoood-Wakefield

Kindles may be more light and portable than a library, but there’s just no substitute for the tactile experience of reading real books. And what more glorious sight is there than walls lined with shelves upon shelves of books? Books of all sizes, books telling stirring stories, books filled with answers, books filled with questions… Is there anything more rewarding to collect?

Many of you know what we’re talking about. And to the rest of you, maybe we sound a little odd. We’re OK with that.

Mid-Century Modern Solid Wood Bookshelves

You’ve got the books, Heywood-Wakefield has the solid wood bookshelves on which to store them. All our mid-century modern bookcases are constructed of solid Northern Yellow Birch, offering a cheerful, tasteful, natural look. They’re literally built to last 100 years or more, and they’re so sturdy and stable that wall-mounting is not necessary. Plus, each piece is enhanced and protected by our proprietary Amber furniture finish.

Books deserve a beautiful place to be displayed.

Of course, if you don’t have stacks of books, our stable, stylish bookcases work just as well for storing and showing off decorative pieces, family photos, vinyl records, DVDs, knick-knacks, trinkets, curios, baubles, your shrunken head collection (yeah, we know about that), or whatever other assorted items you may have.

We produce a number of solid wood bookshelves of varying shapes and sizes. For example, click to take a look at Heywood-Wakefield’s:

  • Tall Bookcase, ideal for holding lots of books while taking up minimal width along the wall
  • Straight Bookcase, perfect for those needing less shelf space and preserving higher wall space
  • Corner Bookcase, designed to minimize its footprint and attractively fill a corner of the room

Also, many of our bookcases and cabinets work perfectly in combination, all being precisely the same height and similarly stylized. Take a look at this example of one seamless combination.

Customizing Solid Wood Bookshelves

If our existing bookcases don’t satisfy what you’re looking for, we also offer extensive customization options.

So if you’d like something of a different height, width, and/or depth, we’ll happily alter the dimensions of a piece for you. This way, our bookshelves can accommodate different items; you can place a TV, music player, or other device on top; they can perfectly fit the space you want to fill; and otherwise meet your exact needs. We can also make other adjustments, such as adding these cabinet doors, cutting out a hole in the back for wires to pass through, and matching other stains if you provide a sample.

Just let us know what you want, and we’ll talk about the most practical solution.

Need a custom bookshelf?

Heywood-Wakefield can customize solid wood mid-century modern bookcases to meet your needs.



Leonard Riforgiato is a successful furniture manufacturing entrepreneur, a Miami resident, and co-owner of legacy furniture company Heywood-Wakefield.

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