Sunday, April 6th, 2003
9:26 am - Plumb Loco  
Got the soffits uninstalled, with only minimal damage to two of them. A little wood putty, and all will be well. Installed the first case, and ran into some minor problems. The first case is supposed to butt up right against the north wall next to the entry door, in the space between the door frame and the west wall. The first problem is that the door frame is not plumb (frelling house is only fourteen years old, folks), but I knew that, and was going to replace the door frame anyway so that it matched the window framing. The other annoyance is that the wall right next to the door bulges out about a half an inch near the bottom, something that is unnoticeable until you try to butt a big honking bookcase up against it. So I need to stick some shims in there to fill the space between the side of the case and the wall where I attach it to said wall. Fortunately, the wall that the cases will have their backs to is both plumb and flat, so I won't need to shim behind the cases.

Got the first case installed against the back wall, with the only other adjustment needed being to add a couple of shims under one side where the floor dipped about 1/8".

Next steps are to go to the Depot to get some more shim stock, and some longer screws. I'm off...
 
 
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Suesusano on April 6th, 2003 - 07:05 am
I don't think there's a plumb wall or floor in my apartment. It's an old house, probably a hundred years old, but it was alomost completely gutted and re-done about 20 years ago. Any shelves near the wall lean back a little because of sags and bulges in the floor, and several look like they are leaning relative to the wall. However, most of the time it's the wall that's crooked. It's not all that noticeable, though, but I think the shelves aren't as stable as they should be.
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