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The Shelves 3UR


The Shelves. This is our classic, versatile, repeatable flat-pack shelving system that works in home, office or retail spaces. Choose the size that best suits your space – or the scale of your book collection! The sizes start with the “2 UpRight”, the number corresponding to the number of vertical pieces in the unit.

The Shelves are designed to pack down when you need to move them, no tools or fasteners required – just a simple, super-strong, slotted design. Designed by Laura in 2009 when her growing book library needed a home that could be easily packed down and moved between rentals. Needless to say, the Shelves are optimised to house as many novels, DVDs and large art books as possible.

Planning a new space or renovation? Have a play with the material options available here, and we will build the model you select and ship it to you quick smart. You’ll have it with you within a couple of weeks.

Designer: Laura Woodward. The first set of The Shelves was designed in our previous workshop in Kensington, Melbourne, and prototyped while moving house. It worked out rather nicely. See the design in 3D.


  • Radiata Ply: 18mm Radiata Plywood, either raw or sealed in a hardwearing, water-based clear coat
  • Birch Ply: 18mm Birch Plywood, either raw or sealed in a hardwearing, water-based clear coat
  • Black/White Birch Ply: 18mm Birch Plywood with a melamine film, exposed edges either raw or sealed in a natural oil*

* Note that the Black/White Birch Ply often has some minor surface imperfections that are aesthetic only and do not affect the performance of the material.


Special features

Flat pack makes it easy to move between rooms, or to move house. It takes around 10 minutes for one person to assemble.

Note: If you select the Clear seal option, all surfaces of the Birch and Radiata Ply will be sealed. For the white or black Birch Ply, just the edges will be sealed.

We recommend having an appropriately accredited tradesperson fix The Shelves to a wall using suitable fixing devices to prevent them from tipping over.

Made in our Castlemaine workshop by our small team, with the finest quality materials.