Custom Built In Shelves by Monk’s- Madison, NJ 07940

Doorway Surround Shelving


Scope of work:  Carpentry, Custom Built In
Location: Madison, NJ  07940
Timeline: 3 days


Sometimes a bit of creativity is required to maximize your home’s potential. These Madison, NJ homeowners found an imaginative solution to their problem. They are collectors and were looking for a place to store and display their collectibles. The T-shaped footprint of the partial wall between the living areas and the foyer provided the answer. They decided they wanted a storage area built that went all around the opening leading into the living room.

Surround Shelving

When it comes to designing custom built ins, we are always happy to collaborate with the homeowner.  In this particular instance the homeowner had a definite plan for how the shelves should look like. The Estimator worked with the homeowners to come up with a final design.

The narrow widths would call for a special design from our team at Monk’s.  We carefully measured the space before starting the build.

We built the entire unit out of poplar, a sturdy material which looks great when painted. Every piece had to be precisely cut by the carpenter in order to properly fit the unique space.


Custom Interior Carpentry Project by Monk's- Madison, NJ 07940
Custom Interior Carpentry Project by Monk’s- Madison, NJ 07940


The painter filled all of the nail holes and then painted the entire structure with a full coat of primer, followed by two coats of oil based paint.

While the majority of this structure was composed of shelves, our team did build cabinets at the base of the structure. These cabinets were custom built for the space, with decorative raised paneling.

In only three days our team at Monk’s had created a beautiful custom built in unit to fit a unique space in this Madison, NJ home.

See all the photos of this unique surround shelving project here.

Other Monk’s Projects

To see more custom built in projects by our team at Monk’s be sure to check our our custom built in gallery.

If you are considering a custom built in for your home we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best carpentry contractor in Madison, NJ  07940.