Now that the base shelves are done, all that’s left to do is add something to the space above them. What? We weren’t going to let all that space go unused, of course!
The first item on the menu was to build shelves that could divide up the space in a pleasing way. After some deliberations, we went for a simple step-like pattern that repeated the dimensions of the shelves underneath. (It’s not like we really *need* the space. It looks better and we have some things that we want to show off there. Also, if I have a library I bloody well want to have a library with shelves to the ceiling, because yes!)
As the shelves were that small and light, they didn’t give much problems mounting them up above the normal bookcases. It’s something you have to consider when building with high ceilings – our ladder only just about goes up to the normal cases!
This also means that the tall person among us (*cough*Mirar*cough) had to do all the work and mount the final trim on those shelves. Getting the right length and angle was tricky, but he did an admirable job!
All that was left now was to add the last trimmings, the boards hiding the feet of the cases and some more actual shelves, and all was ready for the books to move in!
And here we go – one finished library wall, complete with hidden door. Time to unpack all those books and celebrate!
Next up: Moving in, sofas, and a sliding door…