Friday, July 8, 2016

Awesome Bookshelves, Slow Going.

These bookshelves are going to take me the next ten years to finish!  I've already been working on them for months as I made my super professional plans for how they are going to look and what size the shelves needed to be:

And then I cut the wood and used a dado saw to make the grooves for each shelf to sit in.  I didn't want the option of moving shelves later, I want these shelves to be completely built in and solid.  Now I still need to:

  •  use a chisel (which is lost) to clean up the ends of the boards
  • fill the knotholes with wood putty
  • prime the boards
  • glue and nail the shelves together
  • paint the shelves
  • attach the shelving units to one another and to the wall
I've basically created seven individual shelving units that will then be attached to one another to make one large wall-spanning bookshelf.  With all of this work to do I'm sure you're eager to see how busy I was today, how many bullet points did I knock off of my list?

Impressive, huh?  Yup, that's right, all I was able to do today was stack the shelves into their seven separate piles.  My next step?  Find the chisel.  I know, this is riveting stuff.  Come back tomorrow to see, was the chisel found?  Did I go above and beyond and make a trip to the hardware store to buy wood putty?  I know you'll have a hard time sleeping tonight waiting to see what happens next!


  1. I am glued to my seat, waiting with bated breath to find out what happens next!

  2. I am so impressed with your fortitude. We were planning on making built-in bookshelves, but after a year we got lazy and bought some shelves at IKEA.

    1. well, i wouldn't be too impressed yet. there is always the possibility that they might never get done. haven't done a thing with them since this post. we're on staycation this week.