I had high hopes that our new bookshelves would be in use by now, but as is often the case with DIY, regular life stuff gets in the way. There were lacrosse & soccer practices & games, party planning, Mardi Gras, and helping some good friends with moving(their new home is so ridiculously gorgeous, that I can't wait to share it with all of you sometime after the official housewarming party.) Here's where we left off last week.
Some luan was added to box in the open 2 x4s.
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Everything gets pre-primed before being attached.
We used some scrap to make some mockups of the molding. I knew I wanted to do a board and batten treatment for the bookcase, and needed to figure out how we would integrate it into the baseboards.
The top and base molding were mitered on the chop saw,
and the battens that wrap around the sides were mitered on the table saw. The battens were ripped from a sheet of mdf to save on cost.
Again, everything was pre-primed before fitted. We haven't really had a real winter at all this year, but it is still NY, so painting was done inside.
After the notches had been cut in the baseboard to accept the battens,
and the battens fitted, everything was glued and nailed into place. The grey wall panels will be painted out white. Please ignore my filthy foyer floors.
And here is where we stand at the moment. The top has been cut, and the vertical battens are in place.
We still need to stain the top, cut and fit horizontal battens, create shelf supports and install shelves, and paint the whole unit.
Thanks for popping in and DIYing with us.