Sunday, September 21, 2008

We have shelves!

I have been talking forever about putting up shelving in my gaping maw of a living room closet. I mentioned it here. It has always become a huge repository for something that could only be delicately described as crap. Last week, I bought a hang rail, brackets, and standards at Lowes as well as a third shelf. Dad helped trim one I already had (and had been storing in same closet for years...).


My only bit of power tools is a battery-operated drill, so I needed Dad's saw. I also got instruction on using my drill. Turns out, I was using the screwdriver bit as a drill bit, hence the difficulty in drilling. Go figure. Anyway, this weekend, I put up 2 shelves. It was to be three, but there was a bit of an issue with the one I bought at Lowes. It wasn't trimmed straight. Lesson learned: I should have let Dad do both!

I appreciated the benefit of power tools putting the 5 holes into the wall to hold the hang bar, but didn't appreciate the dust.


I hit another glitch when I realized that the standards would hit the board holding the existing shelves in when I tried to insert them. Thank GOD I was able to get them to fit in by pounding them in with a hammer. I put the two that fit up, and filled them with things previously jammed in my coat closet. And here's the result!



  1. Well done! (And Yay for Dad doing a better job than Lowe's!)
    (Wish I could drop in to play Trivial Pursuit or Scrabble...)

  2. I wish you could too! Did you happen to see I have THREE Scrabbles! :) Yeah, I should probably only keep one big and the travel! That's for another weekend!

  3. Oooh! Three Scrabbles??? Wow. I had only seen the two large ones. Don't get rid of any of 'em, you never know when you'll need 'em all. You could have a Scrabble tournament!


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