Versatile & Beautiful Skandia
Sometime in the mid-1990â¿¿s, when we were still living in a 2-bedroom townhouse, we needed to save space for all our â¿¿stuff.â¿ After reviewing different shelving systems extensively, we decided on the Skandia because of its versatility. We could choose from four Skandia shelf heights: 35", 50", 67" and 82". We could combine three shelf widths: 20", 32", and 40." We could also decide on a shelf depth of 12â¿ or 16â¿ depending on our needs.
We began with a basic library set using 82â¿ tall and 12â¿ deep uprights to hold two 32â¿ wide shelves. We were so delighted with the functionality and good looks of our 64â¿ x 12â¿ x 82â¿ bookshelf that we quickly expanded to a full set of storage shelves in the dining room. Because of the Skandiaâ¿¿s versatility, we also decided to set up a computer work station in the living room using the 16â¿ deep system â¿¿ which is perfect for computers and other electronic equipment like printers, scanners, and stereo components. The results were amazing! Our computer work station was very functional, and the dining room shelves looked like they had been part of the original townhouse design! In fact, when we tried to sell our townhouse, several buyers wanted to make sure the shelving would stay. Naturally, the shelving was going with us â¿¿ it was going to be perfect for my husbandâ¿¿s office in our new single-family home.
In our new home, we began with the Skandia components we already had and added drawers, saloon doors, and another 20-inch section to complete the shelves for one wall of my husbandâ¿¿s office. For the other wall, my husband improved his work station by adding two 12â¿ shelves as pull-out keyboard tray and document holder. Then he added other components to create additional shelving space.
We are so delighted with our Skandia purchase over the years and would recommend the system to everyone. The Skandia system is durable: weâ¿¿ve had different iterations of our Skandia furniture for about 16 years, and it has withstood heavy loads, multiple tear-downs for home moving and flooring change, and multiple rearrangements to suit different needs. The system is versatile: weâ¿¿ve made so many different modifications to our Skandia furniture to suit different needs â¿¿ add a printer shelf here, create space for a scanner there, put some doors here, shove a filing cabinet under there, install some drawers here, adjust shelves for DVDâ¿¿s there, make a storage area up here for a revolving CD rack, set up the stereo system there, hollow out space for an antique Jesus of Nazarene sculpture, etc. Finally, the Skandia is handsome: its light satin finish ages beautifully and goes well with any color scheme.
My husbandâ¿¿s office is the best-looking and most functional room in our house because it is so well-put-together â¿¿ thanks to Skandia!
May 5, 2013