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[Castle Bookcase] Grand Finale.

Thus begins the home stretch.  Yesterday, I glued up the letters, decorated some little stars and fimished prep on the mirror and frame. I also wrapped up touch paint and trimmed the excess paint off the base trim where it … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Paint, Paint, and more Paint.

The color scheme on the castle is fairly simple, but it coordinates with Kylie’s bedding on her new big girl bed.  Two shades of purple, one light, one dark. My master plan is to use flat paint, then cover the … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Prepping for Paint

I wrapped up the final bits necessary before painting in the past few days.  Here’s the rundown on what I’ve been up to…  First, I sanded everything.  This took a whole day’s session…there’s a lot of surface area on this … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Drawbridge and Blog Anniversary.

Well, time sure does fly.  I was 1 year ago today that I started this blog with dreams of building my own workbench in my head.  Here’s the first post, just for laughs. Today, after I spent 30 minutes adding … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Crenelations and Glue Up.

A lot of progress today.  I decided to skip using the round turret tops because it was proving to be too difficult to get the hardboard and then thin plywood to make the curve.  Everything either snapped or would simply … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Gluing the Turrets

Today I finished the lower part of the turrets.  The bottom pieces were glued up this morning. Then when they were dry (enough) I attached them to the turrets: Then I did a test fit a few hours later and … Continue reading

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[Castle Bookcase] Modifying the Turrets

I took the opportunity today to cut doorways in the sides of the turrets per Sara’s suggestion.  With the razor saw and a box cutter it was not difficult.  I sketched out two Medieval looking arch doorways and cut them … Continue reading

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