Closet Cutting to Date

We have been slowly cutting the lumber for the closet.

These towers are 21″ deep.
After cutting the side pieces I started priming the plywood on the rough side. Then I’ll prime and paint the better side.

First Charlie cut twelve 21″ by 78″ from six pieces of 3/4″ plywood.

The plywood needs to be painted on both sides; the 2″ by 6″s can remain unpainted.

He cut the tops and bottoms for my side of the closet: six 21″ by 30.5″ pieces from one piece of 3/4″ plywood. (The pieces for the other side of the closet will be slightly larger but still able to be cut from one 4′ by 8′ piece of plywood.)

We’ll be using identical bases on each side of the closet.

For the 2″ by 6″ base Charlie cut two 10′ (120″) boards down to 117″ and two pieces at 21″ for the end pieces and three 18″ pieces for spreaders.

Is it easy for you to keep focused on a long-term project?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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