This week we sealed the first of 4 sections of bricks on the 1st floor. This allowed us to seal the bricks and put up book shelves. We used leftover rough cut joists for this. I screwed small oak supports on both ends of the shelf and the big joist just hangs over it hiding it. Need to redo the trim around the window eventually, but at least we have a place to put the books. We’re trying to clear out space on the basement bench shelves so we can clear out the little storage area under the stairs in the basement for major brick / floor work once we get back from vacation.