Edinburgh Road Study
Bespoke Mezzanine Study in Douglas Fir with Lye and White Oil finish. Designed and handmade bespoke carpentry in Edinburgh Scotland.
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Following the completion of the scorched Oak kitchen, we were commissioned to design and build a mezzanine level study. An almost bone white Scandinavian Lye and White Oil finished Douglas Fir structure was created with a view to the river estuary beyond and is reached through a single timber panel in the glass mezzanine floor via a specially designed ladder.
We imagined something of a sanctuary; a calm place to read, write and reflect. Balcony church organs inspired the desk and bookcase, which filled the top part of the gable wall. Following the angle of the ceiling towards its apex, wide planks rise up then hug a structural steel beam before a return trajectory takes them toward the glass mezzanine floor.
The desk is flanked by two double door cabinets designed to accommodate files, printing and data devices and are each topped by dovetailed drawers, which glide effortlessly on hardwearing Sycamore runners. A simple felt lined grommet allows cable access to the desktop without trailing over the front edge of the desk.