Both my father and my husband were excellent craftsmen. I grew up, and have spent my life around woodworking tools and still today the smell of fresh sawdust brings back memories of well-being and pleasure, but I never actually used them. Now in the past few years since I have been alone, and gone through a kitchen remodel and with the current remodel of the media/library (yes, it is still going on) I have found that in order to get what I want I have had to face...as scary as it is...The Beast!
In my kitchen remodel it was necessary to add all of the new window moldings, trims and the shelve under the bay window, but in the current remodel I only wanted to add new edgings to the bookcase shelves and to 'beef up' the doors. I am also lucky enough have this wonderful nail gun, (a delight to use once you get the compressor into the house via Chris who helps me occasionally in the garden ~ it is very heavy! especially for a 110 pound woman) that makes attaching anything a breeze.
I picked out two different types of trim, one with robe detailing for the shelves and another for the doors.
The doors already have trim but by adding it on the outside edge it will really help to add bulk, architectural interest and much, much cheaper than buying new doors. Today I cut, and installed all of the trim on the shelves and tomorrow I will start on the doors, a bit more difficult because of matching the mitre cuts.But I made it though the day with all of my digits and now...
....I really feel that once again, pardon my pun, I have cut the beast back to size.
(I do however set the line on using the table saw!)
Stay tuned for the photos of the finished project, if you are patient it will eventually be completed and ready to share. How about you...have you tamed any beasts lately?