Whew! Today has been busy! I admit I am no craftsman, but things are starting to fall into place. After I got the seals glued into place I went and got my corny kegs to make that last final check to make sure they fit (not that I could really do anything at this point if they didn't... other than cry...)
With everything starting to look like I had imagined, I started working on cutting the last of my lumber for the bookshelves and getting all the panels into place. This was kinda fun because apparently one of my braces was a little warped and threw the right side of the cabinet about 1/2" off. I managed to manhandle it into place and get it (semi) squared away.
With that done I hung the right hand door and installed the latch for it. Unfortunately my woodworking skills had improved a small amount by now and the door on the right is much more square and much better looking than my fridge door
I did hang the door a little low which I didn't notice until after I had finished installing the hinges and stood up to look at it. I will move it up a little later when SWMBO gets home and can give me a hand. It's kinda difficult hanging a door by yourself....
Next step: bookshelves. I knew this part wouldn't take me long, but I have still been putting it off because if everything isn't just square I cant cover it up with a little trim and paint.... an hour and a half and 2 beers later it starts looking like it might just hold books!
With the shelves pretty much put together, I cut the back for them and nail it all together. With a little creative leverage using my desk chair, step stool, and some scrap lumber, I manage to leverage it up and lift it to where I can slide it onto my cabinet:
I still have to put some center braces on those shelves, but that may just wait until tomorrow. While no Fermoire
, with a little sanding, paint, and some trim, she may just start looking like the fermoire's ugly step-sister
I am happy to say that the whole time that I have been in here, I have only heard the compressor cycle a half dozen times, and each time was only for a minute or less. I have the thermostat set with a 1deg tolerance, so it is holding temperature pretty well!