My truck can barely carry this pallet.
124 pieces 23”W X 41”L of A-1 Maple Veneer on 3/4” PBC
From a local furniture company liquidating assets after bankruptcy.
Bargain basement price of $100 for the load.
I picked this up Friday during my lunch hour.
It took an hour and 45 minutes to unload this once i got it home.
Okay, so the first 40 minutes was cleaning a space out in the garage. Still, 1:45 wore me out before dinner.
So, what to do with all that plywood? First up—the Family Room Wall Unit
Some ratty old bookcases and a yard sale table were just getting by and are ready to be replaced with a nice built in wall unit.
This was taken Saturday morning almost 10am. Before taking this down, we needed a game plan and a drawing.
My wife got busy moving books off the shelves and we took the cases to another room where they got set up again. Okay, no actual demolition took place—just re-arranged things.
The dog wasn’t quite sure what to make of this disruption to his kingdom. I’m sure he thinks we’re crazy.
Yes, that is green…
FRAMING OUT THE MOSAIC PANEL:
Let there be light! These LED rope lights were less than $8 at HD and will create an accent light from behind the mosaic panel where the TV will be wall mounted. The framing creates a space behind the panel for the lights.
The top-most board and the bottom-most board are french cleats that will hang the mosaic panel when it is finished.
TIME FOR SOME CASEWORK:
I was able to make short work of these cases in the garage. The interior shows off the nice Maple veneer panels that I got on Friday. At one point I realized that I miscut the partitions. After a brief moment of panic, I realized that I have a stack of these panels along the garage wall as tall as I am and that the mistake cost me about 60 cents. The interiors are sealed with vinyl sealer and pre catalyzed clear lacquer.
And that’s what I got done this weekend…
After work tommorrow I will start on the Maple Countertop and the Mosaic panel the TV will mount on.
-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251