Tracey Rogers recently received delivery of such a beautiful bookcase it brought her to tears!

Rogers, 47, an insurance Claims Analyst living in the Reading area had long been a great lover of literature and the collection of books. A passion she says that she received at an early age from her late father, who unfortunately passed away 3 years ago. In fact, her love of reading runs so deep, that when her now-husband proposed they move in together, she told him it was “her and the books”. 

When looking to buy a new home last year, they needed to keep in mind Tracey’s growing collection which now includes part of the father’s library. She was eventually sold on a property based solely on the fact that it had space in the eves that could be converted to a reading room and small library. Earlier this year she instructed Craftsman Craig Ross of CARPENTRY By Craig Ross to build a bespoke and beautiful bookcase to display her collection in all its glory. Mr Ross used his expertise and worked hand-in-hand with Tracey to design the beautiful bookcase she had wanted ever since she was a child.

At the grand unveiling, Mr Ross led Mrs Rogers into the reading room where she was instantly transported back to her childhood. Overwhelmed with emotion she began shedding tears of joy. She reminisced on her father taking her to second-hand book shops to choose titles. She commented that she was so happy after many years of having multiple “cheap flat-packed” bookcases to now have a bespoke oak veneer bookcase finished in Danish oil. She now has a dedicated place to enjoy her hobby and feel close to her father again.

The testimonial Tracey left on the CARPENTRY By Craig Ross website speaks for itself:

“Craig built the bookcase of my dreams & it is even better than I imagined, making me cry for all the right reasons. I cannot praise him enough on the journey from my rough sketch to the final reveal! He was punctual, polite & very professional. If ever I need more bespoke carpentry he’s the only man I’m going to call. I can’t recommend him enough. Thank you Craig!”

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