The carpenter came on Saturday morning to do his feat of plate magic. Seth really enjoyed watching him work. The nail gun was especially thrilling... I think he did a great job. He was careful and thorough and cleaned up nicely afterward with a shop vac. =) I'll be on the lookout for more plates at the thrift stores to fill in the gaps over time. It may seem like a little thing, but my mom had a plate rail in our kitchen growing up, and so doing this makes this house feel more like home to me.