The problem was our split-level home has a shelf all the way around the whole lower level. This shelf is sometimes useful, but mostly just looks odd. On the other hand a great solution to this problem would be to make shelves that look built-in. So this is what I started working on in one area of the house and have continued in many of the rooms.
Here is the first built-in -bookcase project.
During the second built-in-bookcase project I decided to get other people involved and ask people on my facebook to tell me what they think about the designs before I start. I find this to be a great way to get people’s in put without having to grab them off the street.
Then while I was working I kept people informed on my progress. I think this will be a lot of fun to do with other projects I work on in the future. Here is the end result below.