Maple Bookcase 2

The first post for this bookcase with fluted trim is posted here if you want to see more of the design and build. This post will focus more on the painting and final install. Here’s a quick look at the finished product:

I tried painting this with a Wagner Power Painter, but it was quite disappointing in the results. (I’ll discuss my issues with this painter later). I went with 2 coats of Kilz2 primer, then 2 coats of Behr Premium Plus Semi-Gloss paint. The color matches my house trim, which is a Sherwin Williams Dover White. I ended up brushing/rolling, which is not quite as smooth as I wanted, but it does look pretty good from 2 feet away.

Here’s a picture of some of the detail I chose for the base. You can see the feet were chosen to be taller than my baseboard trim, and set 1″ away from the wall. This allows the back of the book shelf to be flush with the wall, and more securely fastened at the top.

I chose some simple angle brackets and GRK cabinet screws to attach the top to the wall. Safety first on a bookshelf. Don’t skip this step!

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