Building a shelf
random folks who peek into my house every week friends,
Let me just clear this up real quick. I love my wife. I love she's passionate about our projects. I love my house. We are blessed and I give thanks daily. Blogging, however, is not on the top of my priorities but what the heck, this is getting me out of cleaning the house for a few minutes. Ahem..ah yes, my man room. Let us continue....
This is my father in his standard army or khaki cargo shorts. I prefer 1980s golf shorts. Check out that Longhorn hanging back there. 88 out the gate!
Not too much different with this picture (my wife preloaded these for me and just told me to blog to make it easier), Oh hey, remember that work bench we built? We prefer a trash can.
This was a pretty simple project. No set backs minus me having to run to Home Depot to buy another bottom shelf after I cut all the inserts and was ready to stain. CAUTION: if you have massive strength, please be careful "placing" wood on ground.
In order to have the top and bottom fit along side with our two upright pieces (see below) we cut notches into them so they could fit snuggly. Now, my work with a saw isn't as good as my dads but it did the job.
We cut these pieces down to about two feet and also cut down the edges at an angle to give it a different look.
The puzzle is finally starting to fit together! All we had to do next was cut down those long pieces, stain, put together and insert four 3 inch screws into the back of each shelf.
To attach to the wall, we left one panel of wood open on the wall with the studs showing. (See below) We attached a 1x3 piece of wood from the back of the shelf directly to the studs on the Man Room wall.
I guess she just had to throw a picture of me with my shirt off.
1. Do not
throw place any type of wood on the ground. It will crack.
2. Make sure you have enough of a stain to finish a project before you start and realize they no longer make that type of stain.
3. The less involved your wife is with the planning of a project, the quicker it gets done.