Book Shelf in a Nook

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Project by Aubrey posted 07-30-2007 03:57 AM 1623 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was both fun as well as challenging at the same time.

The space was a shallow nook in the hallway at the top of the stairs.

The design was rather basic per the customer’s instructions.

The challenge?

Building the project in sections that were small enough to carry on-board the ferry to get it onto the island resort where the customers live. The sections also had to be small enough for me to get upstairs and install by myself because I am a one-man operation.

If you’ve seen those carts that are used to carry baggage at airports that is what I had to work with. All of the pieces had to fit inside one of those types of carts.

I built it so that the upper and lower portions were separate. The front and top moldings as well as the trim pieces were also detached.

I primed and painted everything in the shop then wrapped the finished pieces in paper and canvas drop cloths to protect them.

Once I got it to the house I took the sections upstairs and installed them. I trimmed everything out, caulked, and applied a final coat of paint.

The customer’s were very pleased and the built-in offers a perfect hiding place down below for their FAX machine.

-- Jesus was a Jewish carpenter.

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#1 posted 07-30-2007 05:25 PM

Wow, Aubrey, that was a challenge indeed. And everything had to be pretty near perfect because you couldn’t run home and cut another piece! Impressive. It looks great, and I’ll be the customers will fill it right up.


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#2 posted 07-30-2007 05:37 PM

You did a great job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 07-30-2007 10:30 PM

I’d be pleased as well.
It looks like it was planned for there right from the start. Nice job!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 07-31-2007 07:15 PM

Nice fit, Aubrey! Great job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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