I had to meet a delivery at the site this afternoon, so I decided to get started on the installation of the bookcases in the loft. I had cut, primed and painted a number of boards for the base and sides. I loaded everything in my truck, along with my tools and ladder, before I left for work so I could drive straight out from work.
I left work late morning and got to the house just before 1. The delivery arrived shortly afterward.
I had to carry the boards up the ladder to the loft, which took a while. Before I could start installing I had to remove the baseboard that was already in place and painted. That seemed to take a long time also. The walls were painted also, and I was trying not to damage the drywall. I also had to cut the baseboard on the end walls where it will meet the bookshelves. I did that with my backsaw, which did a nice job but was very slow.
I didn’t get nearly as much done as I had hoped. I did get everything measured and marked, and put up a few boards. It was getting on toward 6 when I decided to quit. I’ll need to take at least another half-day off to finish up. Fortunately the carpets aren’t going in any time soon.