Half Wall Bookcase

By Robert Robillard on Finish Carpentry

After the glue dries we used a router to make the round over edge on the nosing. Normally /i would do this type of routing on my router table but the shelf top is over 13′ long and difficult to manage.

Half Wall Bookcase

Half Wall Return Cabinet

Below is the return bookcase that will sit on the wall at the steps. this section will have an open back so you can see through it.

Half Wall Bookcase

A 3/4″ face frame was applied to the vertical edges and nosing applied to the top – clamps waiting for the glue to dry.

Half Wall Bookcase

The small, two sided, return bookcase sanded and ready for install.

Half Wall Bookcase

Checking for fit before gluing the frame and back together. Two of these sections will be joined together to get the 13′ bookcase length we need for the long section of the 1/2 wall.

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