The bookcase is finished.
Mike has never attempted anything like this before or on this scale. He’s done a grand job.
I’ve still got to re-upholster the chair. Its twin, currently stripped back to springs and a frame, will sit on the other side of the TV. The TV itself is going to live in a cupboard, yet to be sourced. There is more structural work to be done in this room, mainly plumbing and the re-routing of the pipes that currently adorn the higher reaches of the walls. Underneath the carpet there’s an original brick floor and that will need restoring. So decorating is on hold. It will look so much better with the black paint removed from the beams.
The priority, for now, was just to find a home for all of those books.