Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Little Library Taking Shape (Pt. 1).

Busy Times Ahead in the Shop.

[Photo: The base, sides and triangular faces (roof supports) are in place]

Now that the work and sales related to Gathering on the Green #1 have been completed - all tents have been folded and carted away - I can work on two solid projects during June, hoping to have both completed by the end of the month.

The 'little free library' is Ottawa bound, the lovely city already home to a GH Swap Box. 

The white pine barnboard - one inch thick - always cuts, sands and stacks up nicely. Because recent models have been very hard to load into the back of my Honda Civic, I have reduced the width and depth of the main box by 1 - 2 inches, still leaving ample height, and room enough for a shelf and loads of books to share with residents in one's 'hood.

Photos from along the way:

 The stock for the base and four sides makes a heavy load on its own.

 Shelf and door get a lot of use, so I use primer before two coats of paint.

Tongue and groove white cedar creates a durable, water-proof roof.

A long list of jobs remain - re trim, paint, signage, attaching the door - but the finish line is in sight.

More to follow.

Please link to Little Library - Ready to Roll.

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