We are busy doing some much-needed yard work this week. Dirt and sod have been delivered and, if things go according to plan, I will erase the perimeter ruts created by Maddie and her three predecessors. I had planned to start this project last week, but the dirt couldn’t be delivered until Monday. That gave me a chance to make some progress on the mission bookcase I am working on.
If you look in the gallery, you might wonder about the vertical members (let’s just call them legs) in the early pictures. On each set, one leg appears to be longer than the other. That’s because I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle the transition of the bookcase to the floor. If that sounds crazy, do a search on “mission style bookcase.” If you check the images, you’ll see four possible treatments for the bottom of these cases.
- Straight sides all around resting flush on the floor.
- Straight sides all around but lifted off the floor by “legs” at each corner.
- Arched sides all around, lifted off the floor by those little legs.
- Legs without much in the way of a side panel.
I left the vertical members at their rough length, knowing that I could cut them after the sides were assembled to give me whatever look I wanted. When it came time to cut those side panels, I still couldn’t decide. So, I invited The Editor into the shop with,
“Could I trouble you for a design opinion?”
Now, the Editor might suggest that I go overboard with complex details, but she chose the most complicated of the four designs – stubby legs supporting arched rails all around. I think it’s a good choice.
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