Hi, I need help - I'm installing a bookcase between a wall and a door jamb.
I have it flush against the door jamb, and there appears to be a bow in the
wall - I've checked the bookcase and it is plumb and square. I suppose the
framers for the house put the studs in crown-side out, which is making the
bow. Anyway, I'm trimming the front of the bookcase to cover the gap, and
the trim will not go flush all the way up - it rocks part way up. What can
You'll have to explain more clearly. Maybe you have to bend the trim as far
as it will go, and maybe you have to use paintable caulk to fill the
difference. Meanwhile, never assume any wall is straight.
If you're using plan trim, like flat stock, do what the kitchen cabinet
installers do. Tack the trim to the bookcase, so that it's against the wall
as much as possible. Take a compass adjusted to the widest gap, draw a line
down the trim following the wall contour, then trim to fit the contour.
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