Monday, September 9, 2019

A House - Update LII - Bathroom Cabinets & Library Bookshelves

It's been over a year since our last house update, so I thought we'd catch up everyone as to the latest progress...

We took a little break from doing anything on the house, but earlier in the year added some cabinets to our bathroom area. Sue felt best to have something enclosed as things get dusty around here so quickly, being on a farm:

Bathroom Cabinets


And then recently we finally got the library going as I've kind of always wanted. Mostly it was just getting the bookshelves into place, and then we could move the books from the other pre-made shelves into them, and then clear out all kinds of stuff from tubs we brought when we moved here almost 14 years ago!

We had to move out the current portable bookshelves. Here is where they were:

Previous Shelves Wall


And then it was on to making the new permanent shelves. I kind of got the idea from a bookshelf in a thrift store I saw once.

Here's the base being built:

Bookshelf Base


Then the shelves half done:

Bookshelf Half Done


Foreman William making sure they're going to be comfortable enough as cat cubbies! ;)

William in the Bookshelf


And here are the bookshelves done height-wise with the sides attached:

Bookshelf with Sides Done


I did have to use a ratchet strap to pull things straight a bit:

Straitening Bookshelves with Ratchet Strap


Since the ends attached from the outside, I added extra braces under each shelf end:

Bookshelf End Braces


And here are the shelves completed:

Completed Bookshelves


And attached to the floor:

Bookshelves Attached to Floor


And the wall on top:

Bookshelves Attached to Floor


And then it was time to start loading!

Books in Bookshelves


And then on to the other wall:

Library Bookshelves on 2nd Wall


With the two bookshelves in place, here is what the library looked like before starting:

Library Storage


And then, needless to say, we have finally purged a lot of things we believe we would no longer use...

Library Cleaned Up

More Library Cleaned Up

Still More Library Cleaned Up


...or stored them in the area above the bathroom/pantry/closet walls, which was part of the purpose of that whole platform:

Upper Storage


As always, we are thankful to the Lord for granting the resources to do these things, and to the folks who have made all of this possible!

May this house be a house of worship to and learning about God at all times!

-- David

2 comments:

Adele Schlemmer said...

Oh wow! What a difference that made! I’m sure it’s much more comfortable to study in a neat and tidy library area.

David and Susan Sifford said...

Hi Adele,

Haven't studied in it yet, but look forward to at some point, Lord willing.

Nice of you to say hello!

-- David