A while back, I mentioned that I was in love with a bookshelf. Turns out, I actually got motivated to put this little plan into action. For a reminder, here's the pic for the original pic.
And we now have a winner. It's off-center but it actually adds to the dynamic. I used the compound miter saw for the first time and I did fairly well, other than the two times where the wood flew off at 300mph (exaggerations but it was LAUNCHED the wood before I could even blink to see what was going on). I still dont know what I did to cause that but let me tell ya, it pull a little caution in my confidence for sure! Sorry for no pictures, I left my camera at home today, but I will save the pics for the finale. So far, I have all the wood cut, and about 1/4 of the holes drilled through them where the rope goes through. Then I'll need to stain them all differently...and then it's assembly time! Stay tuned.