Yesterday morning I anxiously headed out to pick up my parts. The guys did an OUTstanding job and I was super happy! Sure~the stain was a smidge darker than my plan, but, com’on—
it’s so beaUtiful!
And here we go—
This is the room Monday, ready and waiting. . .
clear weather~nice day
And Tuesday. . .the parts picked up and now just propped together for a general lay of the land before jumping in full fledged!
Although I brought in the compressor, nailers, drill—and a variety of other accouterments, I still needed to run in and out to make cuts and router things. And the RAIN moved in. For the day. Joy.
With ME and PARTS running in and out getting wet.
Some things were pre-cut and waiting, but other things had to be done on the fly. Adjustments and tweaks had to be made~it happens. So in the frenzy of work I didn’t get many “along the way” pics to share, sorry.
–I started with the right side, attaching the cleating and base plinth.
–The first change came once I added the pilaster, it just looked too “flat.” So I pulled it off and ran it through the router with a trim bit to follow the contours.
–Calculate the cut and attach the top plinth block.
–Slide the right bookcase over, snug to the wall~move the left bookcase in and screw them together.
–Repeat the whole pilaster profile process on the left side.
–Cut/install hidden cleats to install/stabilize the center base.
–Install decorative header with the addition of 2 “L” brackets from behind for extra security.
–Add scribe to the center bottom-top bookcase divide, and rip/cut ¼” veneer to conceal the center bookcase connections.
–Lastly, each shelf had to be ripped down a slight bit shallower. One of my corny big brothers noted that “It’ll be hard to keep your books straight. We’ll have to call you Ei-leen.”
The next tasks are to putty, lightly sand, and paint the whole interior. And, REset that interior outlet and cover plate.
Plus, we’re in a full out snow storm now—w t h Mother Nature??
I need to decide on lighting -or not- and adding a top finial -or not- .