I'm in the process of remodeling our basement following last summer's flood. I got about half the basement painted when inspiration struck. My wife's bookcases are trashed, and this knee wall at the end of the room just looks sad. So why not cover it up with a built-in bookcase?
|2x4 toe kick, painted black to visually disappear.|
|Cabinet bottoms for the two outside cabinets.|
|Making the cabinet sides, drilled for 1/4-in shelf pins.|
|Face frame for one of the outer cabinets.|
|Assembling a carcass.|
|Outer cabinets done. Time to make a center one to fit.|
|Need to trim the table top sheets to fit the space.|
|Finishing a table top segment|
|Pocket holes along the front edge of the tabletop.|
|Splicing the table segments together|
|Boxes and top done. Time to make shelves.|
|Test fit of the shelves.|
|Edge band, stain, seal.|
|Shelves installed, ready for books.|
It's not perfect by any means, but it'll hold a lot of books. It also covers up a ratty-looking wall that I'd otherwise need to demo and rebuild. Back to painting, I guess.