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It’s been 8 years since I found out I have an allergy to gluten (found in wheat, rye and barley), also called Celiac Disease.
I was lucky. I only suffered a few months of pain, and digestive issues before I stopped eating gluten-containing products and found instant relief!
Turns out Celiac Disease runs in the family, and my cousin suffered many hospital trips and surgeries just a few years earlier before she was properly diagnosed. Because of this, I had an idea what might be wrong only a few months after becoming ill.
Gluten intolerance or allergy can manifest in a dozen different symptoms, affecting your energy level, mood, skin, stomach/digestion, concentration/mental, or respiration. Everyone is different.
Blood tests do not always come back positive, since those tests aren’t very accurate.
If you have regular problems with any symptoms of gluten intolerance, it may be time to try out a trial period of eating gluten-free. It made all the difference for me!
If you want to learn more, Lisa from Lisa’s Gluten-Free Advice and Healthy Living has a wonderful post!
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Now I have to share with you Jan’s (Bobbypin’s Boardwalk)gorgeous bookcase!
She spent less than $300 building this!
Isn’t it gorgeous – she has a tutorial!!! Go check it out!
I have to say… This is a perfect illustration of what a little trim (OK a lot of trim, but it’s not expensive) can do for some ready-made bookcases.
Love the faux leather look too!
We all make mistakes.
But hiding woodworking mistakes doesn’t have to be hard.
Worst-case scenario: you have to cut off the bad part and use the lumber somewhere else.
Other times a careful placement, trim or wood filler, caulk or spackle will do wonders!
Here are some of the mistakes I made while building my bookcases…
The lumber slipped on the table saw and got gouged
|fill with wood filler||and sand|
Molding cut too short
Cut a bevel into the end and a short add-on piece and splice them together.
|use multiple layers of caulk||– smooth after each application|
I started making the wrong angle cut in the baseboard.
|tried caulk, but wood filler||worked better (needs more paint)|
|use wood filler to fill and||then sand.|
I guess I should figure out when you should use caulk and when to use wood filler or putty (and then share that info with you!)
Well, I guess it depends on how you “treat” it before you plant in it.
Before planting in my pumpkins, I washed one of them with a bleach & water mixture.
Putting dirt in a pumpkin will definitely speed up the rotting process!
I didn’t expect my pumpkin planters to make it to Halloween, but I’m surprised they rotted so quickly.
Still, can you tell which one was washed with bleach first?
Yup, the one that’s still looking OK 11 days later.
So if you want pumpkin planters for Halloween, either clean them with bleach first, or expect them to look bad (really bad) after just a week and a half!
I’m tossing ‘em!
Since this bookcase is inexpensively built from MDF, the hardwood trim is key to making it look more expensive and well-put-together.
The trim hides the gaps between the cases, and along the wall, ceiling and base.
I used mullion between the cases (and even made some of my own) .
The key is to use solid wood (plain or with a decorative edge) to cover the edges of the MDF, and frame the bookcases against the wall and ceiling.
I used a 1x2 (3/4”x1-1/2”) along the left wall, and a piece of stock ripped to 3/4”x3/4” along the right wall where there was a tighter fit.
I used quarter round between the wall and the door surround. On one side the gap was too deep for quarter round so I used shoe molding which is like a quarter round molding that’s been elongated .
I used boards ripped to 4-1/2” wide to cover the bookcase bases. My baseboards were then nailed to these boards.
Finally, I nailed two long 1x2 boards along the top of the bookcase. My crown molding will be nailed to this to complete the look!
All the trim is done, the cases have been primed 2 times. The only things I have left to do is build the shelves, install the crown molding and build and install the cabinet doors to the bottom half.