Interesting idea maybe for wall between dining & living rooms ? "Bookcase surrounding a door - would do this but keep it bungalow style with dark wood and see through to the other room." Think this would be good in our dining room!
DIY built in bookcases butcher block- used upper cabinets for bases. 12 inches deep. can still have a table in front of it. Would this work for breakfast room? Have larger shelves open and then upper cabinet doors for narrower shelves at top?