We’re making slow progress on the master bedroom bookshelves.
Last week the lumber was cut to size.
Yesterday our carpenter stopped by in the morning to set us up with a drill press to make holes for the shelf pegs.
I decided to put holes every 3 inches so we could have adjustable shelves. I marked 3-inch intervals on the temporary drill press bench.
Our carpenter screwed together 2 side pieces so I could drill the pairs of side boards at the same time. We have 4 sets of 2 sides.
This technique ensures that the holes will line up and the shelves won’t be tilting to one side or the other.
After the carpenter left Charlie and I worked amiably together to line up the lumber and drill the holes.
Always maintaining the bottom of the lumber in the same aspect to the bench we slid the boards to each mark and then drilled. When one side was finished we flipped the board always keeping the bottom to our right.
Altogether we drilled 216 holes. I’m not very good at repetitive tasks.
Charlie wanted to keep on caulking and painting on the west side of the house because next Wednesday he’s having a surgical procedure on his right hand.
That might not seem very significant for a left-hander such as Charlie but he’s also a pianist and that’s the melody hand.
He’s made great painting progress and “Sandy Hook Gray” looks awesome against the white trim.
What kind of tasks do you like? At what tasks are you hopeless?