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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bookcase? What Bookcase?

It has been decided.  No more bookcase in the wall... I got up this morning and laid the back of the slip in bookcase on a piece of ply.  Drew a line around it and cut it out on the jigsaw.It fit exactly.  All I had to do was get it in flat to the surface of the wall...

Easy trick.  I took big fat pieces of regular masking tape and laid them across the surface.
Then I eased it into the hole, making sure not to recess it.  I took it out and put white glue on all four sides.  Then I put it back in, getting the surface as exact as I could.

After it dried, I covered the cracks with spackle and smoothed it with my fingers and then finally, I had Zar and Tessie go over the edges with my poly clay blades to get the surface as smooth as possible.  It will take very little sanding if you do this. 

I took a photo before the paint was dry so that you could still see where the hole was.  After it dries, it will be virtually invisible.  Then I can sit the Clockwork bookcase in front of it.  More towards the edge of the stairs.
Now all I have to do is get the two of them out of there, so I can continue to work.  It shouldn't be too hard.  I got them hooked on "Lost Girl", the SyFy series yesterday.  If I turn that on the big screen, I won't see them for the rest of the day.  It's full of all kinds of supernatural beings.  Their kind of people.

Back to work.

See you tomorrow.


5 comments:

mcddiss said...

veo que has estado trabajando mucho en ese hueco y la verdad es que te ha quedado muy bien , es buena idea lo de tener a esos dos entretenidos

besitos

Mari

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey.I went to Netflix to check out Lost Girl. So Tessie and Zar are
"Lost Girl" supernatural kind of people? WOW! But their costumes
are all wrong! They need lots of tight leather to fit in there.

As for the "disappearing bookcase",
I like it this way. Less distractions in the room and more space for furniture.
Phyllisa

Caseymini said...

Phyllisa, I made them stop watching after you commented....It was getting a bit too weird for me to watch, let alone them. No more Lost Girl for them!

Arantza Martín said...

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Steinworks said...

that was my favorite TV show, next to true blood and supernatural :)