Sunday, May 29, 2011

Building Things

I enjoy building things. I'm not good at it, but I do enjoy it. After going to the Geekway, I came home with 4 or 5 more games than I left with thanks to raffles and trading, so I'd run out of room for all my games. To remedy this problem, I decided to build a game shelf (ignore the fact that I'm not building shelves to support my habit). That is what I did this weekend.

Friday night, I went to Lowe's and bought three 1"x12"x6'pine boards. I already had the stain and screws that I needed to complete the project. My plan was to build a 42" tall shelf, with 2 other shelves within it, and the last shelf being about 2 inches above the ground. That way the two ends would act as legs and I wouldn't have to worry as much about getting it steady on a floor, since there would be only 2 points of contact instead of one long board at the bottom. By the time I started though, I completely forgot I meant to do it this way. So it turned out as one big box. With 2 shelves in the middle. Giving me 4 total shelves, if I decide to use the top as well.

It felt good to complete it. I'll never be the best woodworker, but I do a practical job. What that means is it won't be a family heirloom, but it'll hold games or books or tools or whatever else for the next 20 or 30 years.

Other things I've built my kitchen, big utility shelves in the basement that cannot come out, a blanket box for the basement, two bookshelves that I built my sophomore year at college for my dorm (still got those in the basement), and for the future...a Crokinole board...maybe...someday...if I can get help.

1 comment:

  1. Um no... WE built those shelves together and they were for your apartment. You were out of the dorm by then. You can't take all the credit. ;)