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Why ShelfCraft?

Custom Fit your Space

Experience the ultimate customization with our modular designs, perfectly tailored to suit your individual room, wall, or any space you envision. Transform your dreams into reality with our versatile shelving solutions.


Discover exquisite craftsmanship and unparalleled attention to detail in every handmade piece, meticulously created at my home studio. Emphasizing quality above all, I bring a perfectionist’s touch to each creation, ensuring utmost pride in the final product.

Unique Designs

Whether you’re a discerning business owner seeking an attention-grabbing centerpiece or a homeowner yearning to infuse life into a lackluster space, ShelfCraft offers a harmonious blend of versatility, playfulness, and sophistication. Count on us to be your dedicated partner, guiding you through every stage of the process, as we bring your unique vision to vibrant reality.

About Me

Monique DeAvilla


My name is Monique and I am the founder and creator of ShelfCraft Artisan Carpentry. I am beyond thrilled to share my passion with you! A little bit about myself, is that I’m a firefighter based in the Chicagoland area, and I have a minor obsession with reading. Recently I bought a house, and I knew I had to have a library room with the custom-fit, handmade shelves of my dreams! It turned out to be everything I imagined and more!

The process of designing, building, and installing these shelves allowed me to tap back into my creative side and have a blast while doing so! As I shared videos of my shelves online, one of them went viral and I received an overwhelming amount of interest and admiration. This is when I realized I could turn my hobby into a business. ShelfCraft has become an exciting new chapter in my life that I can’t wait to introduce to you!

While ShelfCraft initially started as a dream for bookshelves, it’s not strictly limited to bookworms. My artfully playful shelves can be home to anything you’d like to showcase. They can also serve as modern wall displays, depending on your desired design. The shelves I create focus on modular pieces that work together to form a larger piece. When you place an order, we’ll discuss the space you want to cover, take measurements, and I’ll provide a few mock examples for your approval before we proceed.

My goal is to bring your dream shelves to life! You’ll have choices in wood type, stain finish, lighting, and more. I can’t wait to assist you through the entire process. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me in any way, shape, or form, and I’ll respond within 24 hours. I’m looking forward to working with you!