When This House of Books acquired the assets of Red Lodge Books & Tea, we got a lot of bookshelves. I suppose that’s to be expected for a bookstore. The decór in Red Lodge was all rustic light wood, mostly with raw pine and cedar. To fit with the look of the new store, those light pine shelves needed to get darker, as we did at the first of our staining parties today.
We had volunteers wandering in all day, some putting in a few hours of staining and sanding time, and others spending a good chunk of their day. With 28 fixtures and hundreds of individual shelves, there was a lot of staining to do, and the party will continue tomorrow and Monday.