We were approached by a local library a couple of months ago about doing a project for them. They had some donor money to create some sort of plaque denoting all of the past directors. Instead of a simple plaque they had an idea to create a bookshelf with all of the director’s names on fake books.
The library had done an extensive amount of research for this project. They even had an employee go to a local cemetery to find the correct spelling of one of the first directors. All the research was done so all we had to do was create the books and the shelf. We went with a birch plywood that we cut to size and rounded the edges with a router. Then stained each “book” several different colors for a varied appearance. Lastly we created images for each director and laser engraved them into the book blanks. Below are some pictures of how the project turned out.
The greatest part of this project was when we walked into the library with an 81″ long board and the first person to see it was the person who did the research (including going to the cemetery). Her reaction was priceless and it was something that we’ll never forget. We’re more than happy to handle bigger projects and will always be grateful to the Franklin Library for letting us create something special for them!