9:26 AM

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.

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  1. That looks great...!!!! Nice project.. :)

  2. Those are great! Amazing. I am envious of your skill. - Annie

  3. Beautiful! I need to make me some of those!

  4. Thank you guys! So glad you like them.

  5. I think the best part about this post is that my eyes were immediately drawn to the old-school Hardy Boys novels! Love the shelves!


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