While I don't mention this project much really, it's been an on-going one because it's kind of intricate.
Anyway, I'm building a bookshelf/desk built into the wall of my collection room. This'll be part desk, part bookshelf/display shelving. The whole unit is being built to a wall at the end of a somewhat narrow bedroom. It's 20" deep and it'll be about 88-90" wide... The upper shelves (atop the "desk top") will be built later and be removable from the unit for ease of painting the wall behind it in the future.
So, the only reason I update is tonight I got a big portion of it done that I was having trouble figuring out how I was going to do it. I was flying by the seat of my pants, little "design" and more just me going from scratch. I tend to work better that way but it leads you into tons of corners you paint yourself into and have to figure a way out of. I don't work well drawing up plans though.
I did however figure out how to get the "desk" portion on the right basically done and ready for the desk top to go on it... Right now it's all just basically doing 2x4 framing built to the floor and walls so that I can put white-board cosmetics on the front and sides to make it look purdy. It's all sturdy though then, with the framing underneath, as it'll ultimately have to hold a buttload of weight.
I've got a little framing left to do, however I could now put the desktop on the right side if I wanted, though I'm not sure if I want to cut the top into two pieces so it's more easily manageable, or if I want to wait and lay the top as one solid long piece the length of it. I'd rather do the latter, however getting it cut to 20" deep is going to be a bitch and I'm doing this all on my own, so "oh joy" comes to mind.
The desk portion is ultimately only 36" wide, and the rest will be bookshelves... Above then I'm hoping to make removable, and much, much, simpler shelving for displaying figures. This'll free up a lot of the temp shelving I've had up for the better part of a decade, so I can now start removing that stuff, and actually get my customizing area carved out.
This process has taken me a while. I started almost 2 years ago putting up shelving, hanging my 1:18 planes from the ceiling (a process unto itself) so they freed up more space to work, and I've only gotten an itch to get back at this recently. Bought some property next to mine recently, and on it is the mule house to an old coal mine. Basically it ammounts to a giant stone block garage you could fit anywhere from 8 to 10 cars in (I'm not kidding, it's a huge, cavernous structure), and so I'm moving a LOT of **** up there for storage while I get this whole thing set up, and hopefully I'll have more room to work. It's kind of like having 30 projects going at once though, as the new building needs some concrete patching work done, and windows need put in (it has NONE), and a man door too as the garage door is uber heavy...
So, it's prompted me to get moving on my collection room a bit, as it gets things in order, and lets me know what needs to go. My giant stores of scrap plastic are the first new residents of the old mule house though, that's a given. It's crummy that I gotta move things to simply work on this, but that's what happens when you let this crap mount up I guess.