My brother installed the shelf in the hole in the wall over the weekend. I provided him with a chisel when he picked up the shelf in case he needed to fine tune some of the dimensions. Apparently after about 40 minutes it fit like a glove and I appreciate the effort he went to to make it just right. Here’s a picture he took of the portion where he did the chiseling.
I was thinking that just applying the poly without a stain would be lighter than the cabinet woodwork, but Mom reports that it is pretty close. The pictures seem to indicate that as well.
All that is left is to paint the wall. That’s one thing I definitely am not good at so I am glad the folks will be doing that themselves. 😉
Also, my mother did a good job with the drywall finishing – it looks pretty good from what I can tell from the pictures. It is kinda nice that everyone pitched in together. Quite a nice team effort!