Introduction: Room Renovation

I started our library build in a very empty formal living space.

Step 1: The Room / Future Library

I started our library build by emptying out any furniture I could and removing the crown and base moldings.

Step 2: Building of Cases

10 sheets of furniture grade plywood, and poplar 1" x's. Using a Dado blade I created the groove to receive the shelves. Created face frames to fit using the poplar and my Kreg pocket hole jig. I build 5 base cabinets and 56 bookcases.

Step 3: Installing.

Once everything was built I installed in place.

Step 4: Creating the Raised Panels

raised panels

Step 5: Trimming Out the Base.

I used a plinth block detail with a custom made base cap design I created.

Step 6: Priming and Painting

I opted to prime and paint the woodwork in place, this way it would all get coated at once. I was a LONG process!

Step 7: 5' High Wainscotting

I created a 5' high wainscot with a small 8" top panel. I used 2-1/2" wide poplar and a rabbited cove molding to create the detail.

Step 8: Coffered Ceiling Beams

I used 2-1/2" and 5-1/2" by 16' long. poplar to create the beams. They were put together with a biscuit joiner.

Step 9: Hanging the Beams

coffered ceiling

Step 10: Tin Inlay

Old tin

Step 11: Finished Library

Woodworking Contest

Participated in the
Woodworking Contest