This is just a test run to hang one up so that She Who Must Be Obeyed can get a feel for it and make sure that it’s what she wants before I commit to making a dozen of these things. There are only 6 bookshelves, but there will be an arch at the top section, and an arch below the library ladder rail 8 feet up. With each part of this project I keep thinking that won’t be a lot of extra work, and then I remember that oh, there are six bookshelves so I have to do it six times. And then with these I have to make twice that number. But it will be worth it, these look fantastic.
Now if only I could make the stain on the routed edge look a bit more even. I will have to sand that a lot more aggressively to smooth out the wood before applying the stain on the real ones.
Dont worry about the slightly funky edges. I made it an inch or so wider than it needs to be and will trim those off to perfection on the table saw before putting it into place.