How to Commission Vellum Faux Books - What We Need to Know
If you can provide the overall dimensions (in mm or inches) of the area you would like covered in faux books, we will give you a quotation. (A plan or sketch is very helpful) We need to know if the false shelves are already in place ( more.. FAQs false shelves) and, if so, the height between them. We recommend graduating the height of each row of faux books to add variety and interest. (more.. FAQs height of antique & vellum books)
Formal or Informal?
If informal - just some horizontal books or deckled edges above the vertical, or would you also like the look of stacks of books lying horizontally on their sides?
Which way does the door open?
Away from you
You could use the frame or surround to look like a bookcase frame.
< Towards you - the frame can be built up around the door / faux books so that the thickness of the books ( 25mm* ) falls within it.
> Away from you - a standard door architrave acts as the bookcase frame.
* N.B. paperbacks require 35mm
"Just a quick note to let you know that the 'original books' have been installed and we are delighted with the effect.
I have attached a few pictures of the installation which clearly shows the transformation of the door.
Most visitors are very impressed with the professional finish and cannot believe that it is a fully functional door. The addition of the bespoke titles has just added to the overall effect and it has created a talking point in the entrance hall."
Andrew & Nicky of Suffolk
Still more questions – do not hesitate to contact us, we really do want to help you get your project under way and have lots of experience in working things out.