Monday, August 21, 2006

Big beautiful bookcases!

Seeing pictures of Flavia's gorgeous new home and study (love those colors!) while catching up on blog-reading this weekend made me realize that I haven't yet posted pictures of the *beautiful* bookcases Bullock made for me. I don't have kids or pets to brag about, so instead I offer you my beloved Bullock's handiwork. You really must click on the small pictures to see them in their full glory. Here are two of them from top to bottom:

Eventually I'm going to get rid of those ugly binders on the bottom row of the second case (they contain six different versions of my book!) and use it for library books. (That wire running across the floor is the internet cable that comes in my study, through the wireless router [I'm wireless], out my study door, across the hall, and into Bullock's computer. Yeah, fixing that is on the project to-do list, but it involves drilling through the brick exterior of the house to take it in through B's office.) Oh, and btw, all the shelves are adjustable -- it's just kind of a coincidence that I have most of them on the same level across the cases. And now here's all three together, though I couldn't get them all to fit totally in the frame:


Now here are some shots that give you a good look at the details and the gorgeous wood. First, a close-up of one of the shelves without books on it.

If you click on it to see the bigger version, you'll see that each shelf has a simple beading to it. The caps on the top have a similar beading, only kind of in reverse. (I don't have a good picture of that to show you, unfortunately.) And I just love the maple and walnut contrast, which really shows up on the side of the cases -- only one of which is visible, unfortunately. But it's the first thing you see as you enter the office, as you can see in this final picture. I dig the grain pattern:


Isn't Bullock talented?

Now, if only the color of the walls were as cool as Flavia's study! The dull gray-blue came with the house, and while Bullock has done lots of repainting in the living room, dining room, stairs, and hallway, we just haven't gotten to my study. The bookcases were more important. Of course, if we do repaint, we'll have to move all those books! Sigh.

10 comments:

Cats & Dogma said...

Hubba hubba...Can Bullock come to our house? You can have my cats (he says hopefully)...

Flavia said...

I'm speechless!

No wonder you snatched him up. . .

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Oooh, gorgeous! I'm totally impressed! (My bookshelves are from Target.)

Oh, and I love the stack of Kzoo programs. ;-)

Dr. Virago said...

C&D - Well, I would *love* a kitty or two, but I don't think I'll trade Bullock. Or the bookcases, for that matter! :)

Flavia -- yes, I hit the trifecta: he's an academic, he can cook, and he's handy. Oh, and cute and funny, too!

New Kid -- how hilarious that you spotted the K'zoo programs. (Though I guess I called attention to that shelf.) The latest is at the school office -- to show the grad students who ask about medieval studies. I kept them all as indexes to notes. But do I ever refer to notes I took at conferences? Nooooo! But still, what if I *want* to *someday*? I can't throw anything out!

What Now? said...

Fabulous bookshelves! Bullock is indeed most talented.

Tiruncula said...

Beautiful! Do you rent Bullock out??

Another Damned Medievalist said...

Very nice! But ... wireless?

Dr. Virago said...

Erm, my *computer* is wireless. Bullock's, meanwhile, needs the wire. So we set up a home wireless system for my laptop, but we haven't gotten around to moving the cable ingress from my side of the house and my study to his. It's all very odd, I know -- I've got a wireless computer, but the cable runs through my study.

Actually, as far as I know, *I'm* wireless, too!

Ancrene Wiseass said...

Pretty!

carlo-62 said...

I think the woodwork is fantastic. He has a nice touch and the finish is very clean. From my vantage point, it resembles an antique. Very nice job.