I'm new to woodworking and I am building a bookshelf door. The bookshelf is constructed of hardwood. I mounted it, and the measurements and square look good, but it seems that the surface I used to lay it out on (a 6 foot plastic table on my steep driveway) was not particularly flat, and the top left corner sticks forward about an inch when the bottom is flush with the doorway. The hinge side is perfectly aligned.
I plan on putting trim mounted to the bookshelf that goes over the existing doorway. I hope the pictures adequately illustrate the situation. When I add trim, this will be a problem, as I want to give the illusion that it is a built-in bookshelf. As I see it, my options are:
- adding a spacer between the bookshelf and the trim on the left side
- shave an inch off the top left corner
- rebuilding the bookshelf
- adjusting the hinge side and adding a spacer on that side
The last two options are much less preferable- the hinge side is much more visible, and you know, not rebuilding it.
I'm leaning towards a spacer on the left side between the trim. Would love any alternative recommendations. I know it's a tough issue to describe and adequately illustrate, so please let me know if I can provide more concise information.
Illustrating my current best option- a spacer to fill this gap