A windy night

The cherry bookshelves after a coat of shellac (I did take a shortcut and not finish the bottom)

What a night… there is nothing like listening to a strong wind in an old house.  I never cease to be amazed by how much noise the house makes in the wind.  The barn is even worse.  I don’t really like working in the barn when it is this windy.  Luckily I have project work to do inside the house.

Over the weekend, Susanna and I moved the cherry bookshelves from the workshop to the basement to be finished.  I spent a couple of evenings this week sanding the carcase to prepare it for the finish.  The plan is to do one coat of shellac and then spray the water-based top coat.  Tonight I applied a single coat of shellac.  I probably won’t be able to spray the shelves until this weekend.

I have two of the four shelves completely finished.  The last two shelves will be finished after I am done with the case.  There isn’t enough room in the finishing room to manage the case and shelves at the same time (yes I do need to get rid of things).


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