Apologies for taking so long to share with you the delivery of my bookcases this week but if I explain that the quality of photograph is not wonderful because my camera is with my youngest son in Thailand, my old camera is with my eldest son in Cornwall and my very old camera is with my daughter in Dubai you may have some understanding of what my week has been like!
All I know is I am sitting at home enjoying our wonderful 'Flaming June' weather.
I am, however, very pleased to show these photographs that I have taken with my phone.
I had asked Rob Lucas of World of My Own Miniatures to make these for me as his unfinished furniture is perfectly scaled and beautifully crafted. Despite my very careful plans I opened the box with some trepidation I must admit but I really shouldn't have worried.
These are the ground floor units that have slotted in perfectly....
......with the end bookcase climbing right up to the the first floor where it joins on beautifully.
The top floor has two side bookcases.....
......which match up with mm precision with the very long back book case.
I asked for the shelves to range in heights to accommodate differently sized books and I hope you can see this.
Here is the ground floor with staircase (Grrrrr!! Still can't look at it with love!), counters and back door in situ.
The staircase will also have a balcony railing when it is finally glued in place but I haven't given that a great deal of thought yet.
This photo does make it all look rather grand doesn't it. I love the way the tall bookcase climbs beyond the staircase.
Now this is an awful photo but you get the idea. This unit will sit behind the counters and be full of paperwork and reserved items, overflowing and in a truly wizarding muddle of course.
I also have a number of units which will line the interior front door panel to finish off the look completely.
I don't know if you can tell how well made these units are but I am so happy with them. I did work hard on the plans but Rob has followed my measurements to the mm. They all slotted into place like a dream.
I can now add the floorboards, I left these til last just in case my measurements were slightly off, but I am not sure whether to lay the whole floor or measure up to each bookcase.
I think I will get a cleaner look if I lay the whole floor.
So exciting! I feel I can really push on with the project now!
Have a fun weekend everyone.