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Combining artistry with technology to craft architectural woodwork

Widener Library, Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

The quartered cherry tables, reference desks, and study carrolls make for a welcoming environment to this historic Harvard library.

"In institutional environments, where interiors' lifecycles of 50 to 100 years are the norm, we build with an eye for durability and history." Greg Porfido, COO Mark Richey Woodworking

Tradition and new ways of doing things at Harvard University

The circulation desk and the furniture in this space make for a warm and welcoming environment. Even with the high arched-glass ceilings, the warm wood keeps everything to scale.

The circulation desk and the furniture in this space make for a warm and welcoming environment. Even with the high arched-glass ceilings, the warm wood keeps everything to scale.(C) Peter Vanderwarker Photographs

MRW built these work tables for the Widener Library at Harvard. The warm wood paneling and the custom wood furniture are a perfect combination with the cooler grey walls

MRW built these work tables for the Widener Library at Harvard. The warm wood paneling and the custom wood furniture are a perfect combination with the cooler grey walls(C) Peter Vanderwarker Photographs

Another view of the high ceilings in the entryway. This space work so effectively. There is the grand atrium paired with the warm wood wall and furniture. The architects did an excellent job making this job timeless and so fitting for the Harvard community.

Another view of the high ceilings in the entryway. This space work so effectively. There is the grand atrium paired with the warm wood wall and furniture. The architects did an excellent job making this job timeless and so fitting for the Harvard community.(C) Peter Vanderwarker Photographs

MRW custom built these study carrolls at Harvard.

MRW custom built these study carrolls at Harvard. (C) Peter Vanderwarker Photographs