I think I initially put blade to wood back in January. Since then there have been a ton of delays, some by choice, others forced upon me. The need to replace all of the trim, including the window trim, where the bookcases were going, the removal of an old corner cabinet, patching the walls and floor, painting most of the kitchen - twice. (Bad choice of color the first time). I hate painting.
Toss in the death of my Dad (expected, but sooner than expected), Mom going into hospice (and then recovering), the emptying of their apartment, (300 miles from me), a few weekends away with SWMBO, and every day life in general.
Oh..yeah. Did I mentioned that I hate painting? I often found ways to avoid the painting so that prolonged the project too.
Well, ~6 months later, they are done and in place. SWMBO has just started loading up the bookcases and playing with different set-ups. Neither of us like the current set-up so ignore the books for the most part. So far all we've agreed on is that she has a lot of cookbooks!
Here you go...
The backs of the bookcases are painted the same color as the walls. After I had already dado'd the sides to fit the backs, SWMBO saw some "open back" bookcases in a magazine and liked the look. We compromised and I painted the back panels to match the walls.
The walnut and maple Cribbage board on the right hand base cabinet is one that I made for my Dad about 30 years ago. We've played hundreds of game with it over the years, so many that the stain on the pegs is worn away in spots.