One of my customers recently presented a challenge to me: install a set of pre-made, custom-ordered book shelves that were nearly as tall as her ceilings. Why was this a challenge?
The shelves were too tall to bring through the doorways while standing upright, so they had to be brought in sideways and tipped into place. Unfortunately, they were too tall to tip into place without cutting a hole in the ceiling.
We solved the problem by cutting the shelves in half. I hated to do it, but luckily I'm good with a saw, so it was a clean cut that could easily be patched.
We prepared the area by cutting out the baseboards so that the shelves could stand snugly against the wall, then we set the pieces of the unit in place.
We had cut the book case right below one of its shelves, so most of the line was invisible as soon as the shelf was replaced.
We added crown mold for a finishing touch, and then we caulked the gaps and painted the whole unit to match the existing trim.
It looks like it's always been there!
If you come across a carpentry conundrum in the Asheville area, give us a call!