Puzzle Hobby Collection - Part 2 of 3

Removing the original puzzles from the 'zone'.

This is Part 2 of a 3 Part series, where the Puzzle Hobby Collection is removed, replaced and re-stacked after many new additions have been accumulated. Lots of photos and videos will be shared here.

So to continue with Part 2. All the puzzles were relocated about the house into a few (4) different rooms/areas. As you can see half the puzzles are removed from the main area. The photos below show a couple of areas where puzzles were stacked in a manner for stabilization practically anywhere we could find room.

The 4th image below shows the newly purchased shelving units that were on sale for half price - conveniently indeed.

Desperately trying to find anyplace - any space for the piles.
There are actually 6 piles in this group as there are 2 piles you cannot see.
New shelving units bought on sale for half price which go from floor to almost the ceiling.

Once all the puzzle were in a temporary position, it was time to revamp the Fireplace. Yes this is actually a workable Fireplace but we have chose not to use it. That makes the space a 'dead-zone' so what a better place to dress it up with puzzles. We get that it is kinda ironic - so much cardboard around a Fireplace.

Take a look at the 'Before' and 'After' images below. The Before is dull, dusty and quite unappealing. The brick walls have been purposely shaded with white-grey paint. We believe the previous owners thought it gave some kind of 'rustic-barn' look - but I do not agree.

That said, looking at the Fireplace 'After'  image you can see the high level of performance the 'contractor' produced! It looks brand-spankin' new! Also, you can see the extra 'unusable' space around sides and back of the fireplace. It's very difficult to organize puzzle around that......so.....

Fireplace - Before

Fireplace - After

In order to accomodate for that 'unusable' space, the 'Contractor' (after much input from other un-named sources ;) ) custom built a shelf-plate to fit completely over top of the Fireplace. In order to work around the pipe, a big center hole was removed from the 3'x4' sheet of plywood.

The back opening was inserted by braces/brackets which makes it totally remove-able in the future. Building that shelf has increase the empty gaping hole making it perfect for stacking puzzle boxes. See the image below.

Remember the Puzzle Hobby Collection 'Before.....' Video?

Stay tuned for Part 3 where we reveal the finished Puzzle Hobby Zone with lots of photos and close up videos. AND we will tell you just how many jigsaw puzzles are organized there and how long it took to do it!


My wish list......

It isn't like we need any new puzzles but we are keeping our eyes wide open for the following ones which are at the top of our wish list ;) 

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