|Forum topic by opalko||posted 03-13-2013 01:38 PM||983 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
03-13-2013 01:38 PM
I’m working on a “built-in” set of bookcases, my first built-in project. That is, it is not a free standing set of shelves that can be moved around the room, but attached to the wall as a set of cabinets are.
Ok, let’s say the book cases run 8’ along a wall, abutting another wall (corner). (The bookcases are actually 3 separate units attached together, and we’ll call them “A”, “B”, “C”, but effectively one unit 8’ long). Now I plumb and level the first unit “A” with shims and scribe it to the wall it adjoins. I attach the other 2 units “B” and “C”, using shims as necessary.
Over the length of the 8’ let’s say I had to shim the end of the unit “C” furthest from the corner wall where “A” was scribed. To make the entire thing one long 8’ level line, the end of unit “C” was shimmed as much as 3/8”, and the other units a little less so until no shims are necessary at the corner wall of “A”.
Still with me? Ok! Now the units are in place and I am ready to put some trim along the bottom of the units. My question is – does the floor trim follow the floor line or the level line of the bottom shelves of the unit? If it follows the floor, then the distance from the top of the floor trim to the bottom shelf will not be uniform.. if it follows the level line then there will be a gap along the floor. What am I missing here?!