Built in bookcase, part the last

Volume 10, Issue 1; 04 Jan 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010

The bookcase installed and ready to receive books.

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. And there's still room for the dog.

I've put the last six shelves in places since I took the photo below, but they all still need sanding, staining, and varnishing. That's going to have to wait until after our vacation.

I think there's one design error in the bookcase, can you spot it? (Click on the photo and check the note on the Flickr page for the answer.)


The bookshelf is above the heater and close to the wall without leaving space for heated air to circulate freely. There are good chances that the temperature in the room won't be as high as it used to. Also, if the other side of the wall is outside (i.e. it is not an interior wall), mildew isn't excluded in the future.

—Posted by Lucian Pintilie on 05 Jan 2007 @ 12:50 UTC #

Perhaps, in retrospect, the bottom shelf could have been a little higher, but there were other constraints. I'm not really concerned about the heating. There's another six foot radiator just on the other side of the room (behind the plant just visible in the lower left corner) and two more long radiators in the larger space.

It's an interior wall, so there shouldn't be any sort of mildew problem.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 05 Jan 2007 @ 01:38 UTC #

Oh, I see. I didn't know that. Seems more than OK then. I like not only the bookcase, but the whole setting: the furniture, the lighting. It is a very nice place. Congratulations!

—Posted by Lucian Pintilie on 12 Jan 2007 @ 07:00 UTC #

One more thing: I apologize for being so negative in the first place, but I had that problem where I used to live and it wasn't funny. It seems it's still the first thing that comes into my mind when I see walls and heaters. Sorry about that.

—Posted by Lucian Pintilie on 12 Jan 2007 @ 07:05 UTC #