Saturday, October 13, 2007

Progress Report

Two burly male friends came over yesterday to move the behemoth bookcase upstairs. Today, I installed the shiplapped and beaded back and moved it into its final position. Next, I'll build the crown molding and once that's added to the top, I can cross this one off my project list.

Incidentally, that flag hanging on the wall belonged to my great grandparents, immigrants from Sweden. It's a pre-1912 flag with 45 stars and I'm sure it meant a great deal to them.

11 comments:

Shazza said...

Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Call your Mother!

Fruit loop

Presbyfruit said...

This beats out my iPod as Best Gift Ever!!!!

It's much more beautiful in person. And my books are screaming to climb aboard.

Anonymous said...

I already read that. UGH!
fruit loop

The Village Carpenter said...

Shazza, thanks!
LOML, you're welcome!
Mom, quit commenting on my blog!

LadyBurg said...

I love that your mom named herself fruit loop. It seems just right. :) Love you, fruit loop!

The bookcase it BEAUTIFUL!!! My books want to purch themselve there too. They are all of a sudden discontented with their current home. Demanding little books!

The Village Carpenter said...

It will look better once I add the crown molding. For instance, you will no longer see that piece of pine at the top. That's actually not a design feature. ; )

Stephen Starling said...

Yes, it looks great!

But what I'd like to know... did you resort to the table saw, or did you keep using that rabbetting plane? ;)

The Village Carpenter said...

Gosh, it was so long ago, I don't really remember....

(yeah, I caved)

RusticJoy said...
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RusticJoy said...

Kari I love the book case. The flag is an amazing thing to have I wish I had one like it. Keep it well and protect it. Thank you for keeping such a thing alive and well.