Bookcases – DONE!

October 11, 2013

interior work

And thus finalizes my living room magnus opus: the 17-foot-long, 9-foot-high sets of bookcases made of oak. Voila!

Bookcases done

It’s my first *real* carpentry project. There were a number of bumps along the way and it took me a full year to finally complete everything… but it’s done! And you can probably see that I still don’t have enough room to hold all my books. Some of the smaller collections are stacked doubly. But it’s done and we are thrilled. It really adds incredible architectural interest to the room.

I also installed my cornice boxes (more on that later).

I’m eager to finish up a few more smaller projects that remain undone since 2011 (after we gutted the downstairs and redid the kitchen). There are still areas of trim work to be done…. it just never ends, does it?

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4 Responses to “Bookcases – DONE!”

  1. Sparkle Says:

    Looks cozy! Of course, you know the first thing I did was look for Livvy. ;-)

  2. Rena Says:

    Oh my gosh,it’s been a year since you started this???? Where did the time go???? Seriously, a year? Wow, it felt like just a few months ago. EEEK!! I am losing time LOL…

    I love it!! Great work!!!

    HUGS :)

  3. Rena Says:

    Forgot to add: I see Livvy, that beautiful darling!!

  4. Rebecca Says:

    Thanks for your encouraging words!!

    Yes, how could I ever take a photo without my beautiful baby posing for me?

    The time is definitely flying! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we started it. Wow!