This is a project that has taken me months, and I'm so proud to finally have it finished. I built the bookcases for my husband's giant book collection. I built two 4' wide cases, and two 2' wide cases. I built the narrow ones back in December in our garage when it was freezing. I would work for about 20 minutes before I would have to go back in the house to get my hands warmed up. I waited to work on the big ones until spring, which was a good choice. I was able to work much more efficiently without my hands going numb.
I used Minwax Jacobean stain for the wood, and I backed them with hardboard that I painted grey. I love the grain of the wood, and I also like how the dark colors make the books look like they're floating.
Big project. All done. So happy.