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. 1) You can never have too much Scrabble!
    2) Congrats on the shelves!

  3. Okay, that settles it! I'm keeping the scrabble!!!!


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