Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A little like Groundhog Day
This is the third cube bookcase I've built from these Ana White plans and I love it just as much as the first two. I love that it keeps Callie's stuff organized, I love the size and weight and strength of it, and I especially love the color. It is painted in Ralph Lauren Aged Mint topped with two coats of polyurethane. I bought the Aged Mint a few years ago to match Callie's wrought iron bed and also used it on the locker cabinet I built for our entryway this fall. Callie was thrilled to see the bookcase (it was a birthday present, but don't worry -- it wasn't the ONLY birthday present) and she was even more excited that it isn't painted white!
For this bookcase, I had the lumber cut at Lowe's, which proved to be much easier than cutting it myself. The cuts are straight and square -- always a good thing in carpentry. This bookcase comes out big and heavy and sturdy. Exactly how I like my furniture.
Check out that perrrrfect corner cut! Scott squared up the miter saw for me a few weeks ago. Thanks, babe!