If you love books, sooner or later you'll need lots of bookshelves.
The only place I could find in our house for a large bookcase was in our hallway.
We had built a picture rail using brick molding and trim for family photos. There was also small glass topped sofa table in that hallway.
Out it came, and in came lots of shelves for books.
We had to keep it narrow. The closet in that hall holds all my Tupperware and other containers.
The door at the end leads to the laundry room and garage.
The shelves are only 8" deep.
They are large enough for standard sized books.
Larry built 3 bookcases and joined them together. Each bookcase is 32"wide and 8' tall. He them trimmed the seam using 2" fluted molding. The shelves were trimmed with 1" screen molding.
The base was also trimmed.
Matching trim was added to the top.
We used 1x8 boards.
We added white beadboard paneling to the back.
Quarter-round molding finished the seam by the wall.
I hung a set of floral prints in navy frames along the right side.
I have the fiction sorted by author. The nonfiction is shelved together and sorted by subject. Baskets for storage and a few collections fill in the extra space waiting for more books.
I love looking at my books on my bookcase.
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The House In The Roses, A Stroll Thru Life,
The Lettered Cottage, Domestically Speaking,
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