My friend Steve Chorba, who did all of the renovation work on the house, came over Wednesday 11/14/18 to install bookcases that he had built for the library.
The inspiration for this design was from the following scene in the 1981 classic movie, On Golden Pond.
He brought our other friend Art Hamilton, who had also helped Steve with most of the renovation work, and the two of them spent a few days working here. On the last day the three of us applied the first coat of stain to the bookcases. Art came back the next day, and he and I put a second coat on. They came out just spectacular!
Steve's design was pretty unique. He built rails that he attatched to the walls, and then made interlocking rails on the backs of the shelves. He did this as it's very difficult in old homes like this to find support beams at regular distances to attatch things to.
But even neater is that if we ever have to work on the baseboard forced hot water radiators, or get to the walls behind the bookcases, all we have to do is lift them off the rails rather than tearing the place apart. Outstanding!
Thanks sooooo much, Steve, for the great desigh.
And because the bookcases came out so nicely, I decided to preserve our antique dining room table, with its 15" wide boards, with the same stain.