It’s Sunday night, last night of my weekend project. And I am beat. Like super beat. Exhausted.
But……. Taaaa Daaaaa… Someone once told me…. “Never say Taaa daaaa, unless you’re a magician” or maybe I saw it in a TV show… Once again blurring the lines between reality and Hollywood…… Anyway…..
Definitely the most photogenic project I’ve ever done. It has an heir of expense, doesn’t it! That’s what I was going for.
Happy to report, no injuries. Which is rare…. But it was complicated… And I had to do……………… MATH….
This all started because of my online shopping addiction. This CB2 bookshelf/room divider caught my attention.
I challenged myself to make it. Let’s compare……
||$75 (Wood- $64, Nails & Screws- $3, Sandpaper- $3, Stain- $5)
|Benefit of the doubt here. 2 hours of assembly time. Just a guess.
||10 hours to assemble… From scratch of course.
||Shelves: 6 (we could always add one)
|Width: 35.25″ Depth: 13.25″ Height: 75″
||Width: 35” Depth: 9.2″ Height: 85″
I started with planning and blueprints… The most boring part. Deciding the height and depth and width.
Bought the stuff…
Now more planning, but with the actual materials. Planning is dangerous… It’s like a gateway drug to OCD. You can plan and plan… but then you just feign to plan more…. But I digress.
Time to build the 2 frames! Measure, mark, math… repeat!
And more planning..
Measure, mark, math… Repeat.
I’ve used the circular saw. A lot.. At a 45 degree angle, never.
It’s not so bad though…
After the cuts…. It’s time to assemble.
This part, was the hardest part. Hands down… It’s time consuming and complicated. Double, and triple checking angles and levels. I spell out all the details in the blueprints… Find them on the projects page or here.
Fast forward a couple hours…. Sanding time… Which is consider meditation…
And….. I say again.
Ta Da!!!! We’ve done magic.
So… One weekend, one project and one new bookshelf.
What do you think????
Ready to take it on?
See me in action, and get my blueprints to make it yourself on my projects page here. The blueprints includes a shopping list, tools requirements, and the step-by-step directions.
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Until the next weekend!