I trimmed out the back wall shelves tonight after work. Things went pretty well, no real issues. Though, I did run out of 1×2 pine and had to dig through my leftover stock to find some bits to rip down. It’ll all be painted, so it doesn’t matter and no one will be any the wiser.

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All trimmed out

What do you think of those dividers on the top shelf? Should they be there? Should they be centered? Right now I’ve got them set to match the width of the center section, but I’m not sold on how to do this and what looks best. Leave me a comment and let me know your opinion.
The next step will be to go over everything with the flush-bit on my router, fill the screw holes, nail holes, and “whoopsies” with wood filler, and then give it a good sanding with some 150 grit sandpaper. You might think that’s not fine enough, maybe you’re thinking I should go 220 grit or something even finer. Well, no. This is going to be painted, not stained. Sanding it with 150 will be more than enough to get a nice flat surface. Once I’ve put two coats of primer and probably two coats of paint, with some light sanding between each, the paint itself will create the final finish.
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Boxes and boxes of stuff and they’re everywhere.

The desk was getting in my way so I spun it sideways and put it against the wall. It won’t be staying, but it’s out of the way for now. This weekend I’m hoping to get some of this mess put on the shelves along the front wall. I keep shuffling it from one side of the room to the other. And there is at least that much stuff in my bedroom. And some in the living room. And the stuff in the basement. I have too much stuff.
One note, I mentioned above that I needed to go over the shelves with my router and flush bit. I did a little bit of that today, so that some of my trim would sit right. It is a horrible mess. Talk about spitting sawdust and wood shavings everywhere. If you decide to do this, cover EVERYTHING. I’ll be taking and using that bit of advice myself in the next few days. What a mess.
 

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