Shelves, schmelves

My parents are here visiting, in part to fawn over their grandson, but also because my dad is building some shelves for our house. Building bookcases that attach to a wall is more complicated than free-standing shelves because you have to account for walls being not quite straight and corners being not quite square. I'm not sure how, but my dad has figured out how to make this work. Smart guy, my dad. Also very creative. Check out the apparatus for getting 4'x8' sheets of plywood on the top of a station wagon...



as well as the work space he created in the back yard under a couple of tarps



Here I am, being really helpful (re: trying not to get in the way.)



Unfortunately, it's hot as blazes and really humid here, and it's only going to get worse, so the work is going slowly. We don't want to get over-heated or dehydrated. Hopefully, by the time the heat index leaves 100 degrees way behind, we'll be working inside assembling and installing everything.

And that's all I've got the energy to write for now!

Comments

annalu alulu said…
Tell them I said hi!
Tooz said…
Seems like your daddy used to be involved in Boy Scout work--am I right? I guess that's where he learned to put up those work tents!
Tell them hello from me, too.
pamigelsrud said…
Wow -- that's quite a set up you got there!
annalu alulu said…
Nice yard! I'd like to see pictures of your house sometime.
Jenn Hacker said…
I always wanted built-in bookshelves. I have this mental plan for "someday" when I have a house of my own again for having a living room almost completely covered in built-in bookcases with comfy window seats and little nooks and crannies.

Tell your folks I said "Hi"!
Becca said…
I'm trying to figure out a way to put in built-ins in my den. I have the perfect space for it; I just need a good design.

Tell your mom I'm sorry for the mean tricks we played in class.
Suze said…
becca, all i gotta say is: it's more complicated than you think! but they're looking great. i'll update with pix soon, maybe tomorrow.
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Suze said…
my mom says hi and she enjoys reading all y'all's comments and yes, becca, that was a hard year for her as a teacher. i was going to show her how to post comments, but she prefers just to read them.

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