Well, 14 months later, CC’s 8th grade graduation present is complete (She graduated last June, ugh).
At work, I like to say that “Excuses + No Results = No Results”. So, I will spare you my excuses, as they are plentiful. But, I finally got her done. CC asked the case remain unfinished, as she plans to paint & decorate it herself.
I figure I spent a total of about 30 man-hours and about $150 in materials on the project.
My wife love’s this bookcase so much and has been joking that we should keep it for ourselves.
I guess I have another one on the horizon. But, in the mean time, I wrapped the case up in blankets, to keep my wife from coveting her niece’s present, until I deliver it, next week.
One question for the experienced Jocks out there. Look at this crack in the top. (CC is getting the book case just like this – who sees the top anyway.)
Expansion? Contraction? Dry Chicago winters and humid summers. How to resolve? How to keep this from happening in the future?
After a long hard look at the finished project, I realize I am long way from my best work and I know that each project will be a litter better than the last. Practice makes perfect and I do enjoy the practice.
Thanks for having a look!
-- It's all in a day's work...