March 1, 2021
Lively Heels Phase 3-27
After a few coats of varnish, the new shelves were ready for final installation. With the support cleats already in place, installation was relatively straightforward, with a few screws on each side of both shelves to secure them to the cleats.
Next, I installed matching cherry fiddles on the two original shelves, using glue and screws on the main shelf midway up the compartment, and, because there was no access beneath for screws, glue only on the lowest shelf fiddle, which I held in place with clamps while the glue cured. These fiddles were designed to help hold in the storage bins the owner planned to use, but with minimal height clearance on some of the shelves the fiddles couldn’t be too high lest they prevent the bins from being removed or installed.
Later, once the glue had enough time to cure, I removed the clamps from the lower fiddle and test-fit the three bins the owner had left, which completed this small project.
Total time billed on this job today : 1.5 hours (including varnishing time)
0600 Weather Observation: 36°, light rain. Forecast for the day: Showers and rain, 45°, becoming sharply colder overnight