I removed the old backer boards from the shelving unit and installed the new painted boards.
I thought I would start the polyurethane coat(s) today but the shelves seemed to need a third coat of paint. So, that is what happened…although I hate to paint and would have loved to find an excuse not to do it.
The flooring needed to be in cartons in the space for 48 hours. I am hopeful that I can start laying a bit of it tomorrow.
I worked out a new layout scheme for the flooring today (since it is not 6 inches wide as advertised, but 5 3/4 inches). It happens that a straight forward layout will work just fine…kismet!