Half Wall Bookcase
Adding A Bookcase To A Half Wall
This is a job that I had worked on this past October. At the time we were renovating this home we removed the carpet in this room and on the 1/2 wall and installed hardwood flooring. The plan was to install a 27″ high bookcase on this Half Wall Bookcase . Budget delayed the work till now.
The bookcases and brick tile floor in front of the fireplace were removed as well. The floor was filled in and hardwood installed.
Here’s a picture of the demo process. The blue tape on the fireplace was to help visualize a future mantle.
This half wall will receive a bookcase on top. the small return wall at the steps will also receive a bookcase but this section will be open so you can see through.
Half Wall Bookcase Construction
Today we measured for the bookcase. The Oak hardwood floor is barely visible. It was stained to look like walnut.
To lay out this project we used a story pole. A story pole is a length of narrow board, often a rip of 1×2 and cut to a bit larger than the length of the project.
It made for quick, repeatable measurements without the need of otherwise calibrated measuring devices or workers skilled in using them.
All of the important facts and measurements are laid out on the story pole which is a length of narrow board, often a 1×2 usually cut to the length and height of the project. It allows for quick, repeatable and accurate measurements without the need and risk of graduated error from using a tape measure.