I took the opportunity today to cut doorways in the sides of the turrets per Sara’s suggestion. With the razor saw and a box cutter it was not difficult. I sketched out two Medieval looking arch doorways and cut them out.
Once the turrets were finalized, I grabbed the scrap 1/8″ hardboard (leftover from the back I cut out a while back) and used the scrollsaw to cut out two semi-circles to make “cielings” for the little turret rooms. Here’s the glue-up in progress:
In the above picture you’re looking up through the “floor”. You can see the door there in the middle. The ceiling hardboard is drying here. And here is both turrets drying:
After these were gluing, I pulled out the semi-circular pieces for the turret bases and sanded everything smooth to final shape. That took most of my shop time today. Once the ceilings are dry, I can glue the turrets up and attach to the bookcase.
Time today: 1hour, 15 minutes.
Total Time: 13 hours, 15 minutes.