The Variant Basic Bookshelf 1 Sliding Door made of solid beech wood with a rice paper sliding door is very elegant and versatile. It has one closed section with a sliding door while the rest of the bookshelf is open with shelves. Sometimes the difference is in the details, this clean design that fits perfectly in any ambience is given a particular touch with the wooden beam in the Shoji door.
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The Variant Bookshelf 1 Sliding Door is a modern interpretation of the minimalistic Japanese style. This multifunctional model is made of natural, solid beech wood. It offers plenty of storage space with many shelves and it has a section covered with a rice paper Shoji sliding door.
It is equipped with a small pedestal with leveling feet for extra sturdiness and the shelves are all height-adjustable. This bookshelf has 11 shelves in the open part and 4 behind the sliding door for a total of 15 shelves. The entire panel in the lower part of the bookshelf can also be used as a shelf. The back of the bookshelf is covered by a rear panel.
We recommend the Variant Plus Bookshelf 1 Sliding Door if you want the lower section of the bookshelf to be equipped with deeper shelves; here the lower shelves are 10 cm deeper than the shelves of this model. For customized orders ask for a price quote.
Width x Height: from 200 x 200 cm to 250 x 250 cm
Depth: from 30 to 50 cm
Should you wish other dimensions ask for a price quote
Exterior and shelves: solid 19 or 26 mm thick lamellar beech wood
Sliding doors: solid 19 mm thick lamellar beech wood
We offer different solutions for the door type Shoji with Japanese style grid and rice paper covering. Both front panels are plain without handles. Characteristic for this design is the wooden insert in beech wood. Lateral grooves on the insert serve as handles for an easy opening and closing of the doors.
In addition to the version groove handles, you can also choose to have smooth sliding doors without any handles, or sliding doors with handles of the model Quadro with colored panel.
We offer three different sliding systems for the Shoji doors:
1. the traditional Japanese wood-on-wood system with sliding doors on wooden rails;
2. sliding doors with integrated wheels which glide on wooden rails;
3. a modern sliding system on metal fixed to the base and doors on height-adjustable wheels.
For more information about our sliding systems visit our Sliding systems for Japanese sliding doors page.
For the Shoji doors rice paper covering we offer different options:
1. Plasticized rice paper. This means that the rice paper is covered with a layer of plastic (PVC) on each side. This type of covering is semiwashable and can be cleaned with a damp cloth and water.
2. White fiber rice paper glued to a polycarbonate panel and vitrified. For this type of covering the rice paper is first moistened and glued onto a 1mm thick supporting layer of transparent polycarbonate, then it is uniformly sprayed with a water-based vitrifying liquid for further protection. This technique increases the stability while maintaining the natural, slightly creased consistency of the rice paper. With this type of treatment, the Shoji doors become perfectly resistant to shock and pressure, which can occur due to a frequent opening and closing of the wardrobe.
3. Plastified rice paper reinforced with a polycarbonate panel. A transparent plastic panel will be placed behind the rice paper, glueing is not necessary.
For more information about our rice papers and their treatments, visit the rice paper page.
If you wish, the doors can also be covered with fabric whitened beech panels. Please ask for an estimate of cost if you are interested in this option.
The Variant Basic Bookshelf 1 Sliding Door is available in natural untreated wood or wood treated with a water-based ecologic finish in different colours for the panels and the door. If you prefer a transparent finish choose the option oiled.
For more information about our wood finish treatments visit our finishings page.
You will need a crosshead screwdriver for the exterior and interior of the bookshelf body and a drill for the rear panel. If you are looking for a fitter in your city, you can use this form for contact.
When cleaning treated wood, use a damp sponge without solvents or cleaning agents. Untreated wood may instead be vacuumed or dusted. The rice paper covering may be vacuumed.