[Rocket Bookcase] Painting (at last!)

It has been entirely too long since I last worked on my son’s bookcase.  Since then, my wife has given birth to our second son, and now there’s a toy box looming on the horizon to build!  I’ve been waiting on the weather mostly the last month but winter is FINALLY losing it’s grip on Wisconsin…

Today was the first reasonable day (56° and sunny) that I had help with the kiddos and time to work.  So work I did.

Spent three hours and got two coats of Behr Ultra Premium Plus paint and primer (“satin gloss white” for those of you keeping score at home).

Here’s the first coat in progress:

Thanks to the sunny, breezy low humidity day today, they were dry to the touch a few brief hours after painting.  So I went ahead and slapped on the second and final coat.


Also painted the hatch and drawer front.


In the next few days I need to paint the details black (call it rocket racing stripes) and the hinge.  And then its assembly time!

Time today: 3 hours

Total time: 17 hours, 30 minutes.


About Steven M. Vaught

A native son of Delaware, now living in Illinois, Steven is a writer, family historian, amateur astronomer, sometimes-gardener, woodworker, father to three wonderful children, husband to a wonderful wife, and caretaker of one cheeky vizsla.
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