Bookcases – First Fit

Now these are out of the workshop I can stain and varnish the backs.
Making sure they fit.

Now these are out of the workshop I can stain and varnish the backs.

Once they are fitted I’ve just got the edge trim to make and fit.

Of course, now I know why I’ve been putting this job off.

It wasn’t the nigh on $400 of materials, nor the two days spent cutting all the wood to size. It wasn’t the two and a half hours it took to put each one together (each bookcase has more than eighty screws in it).

The worst part of this build was the two coats of stain, and the two coats of varnish, plus polishing and rubbing down. I had plenty of time to think about it, it took two hours per coat of varnish per bookcase.

Looks just like the drawing.
Starting to look just like the drawing.
This is what it is supposed to look like when I finish...
This is what it is supposed to look like when I finish…
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