Do you don’t forget the “More Cowbell” skit from SNL? If there was an equivalent to developing items with wood, it occurred to me in excess of the weekend. I acquired a fever, and the only prescription was a lot more constructing.
Right after making an attempt in vain to locate adequate room in my garage to make enough progress on my laundry room shelves Friday evening, I went to bed in a huff. A one auto garage is just not a good deal of space to move close to in, and I’ve completely misused most of its square footage into a disorganized, cluttered mess. As a outcome, all night long, I tossed and turned whilst DIY ideas danced in my head. I woke up uncharacteristically early just to create them all down.
I almost certainly took about five journeys total to Lowe’s and Home Depot over the weekend. It seems that even with programs and a measuring tape in hand, my DIY type is to buy components, alter my mind on a couple of, return individuals resources even though choosing up things I forgot and acquire other resources for the adjust of ideas, and then repeat ad nauseam until Sunday evening. But let’s separate each undertaking out to give you a hint at what’s to come:
one. Laundry room shelves
The damn shelves in the laundry area have been a total bear. The walls aren’t square, the back wall proportions are all off, they are almost 70 inches lengthy each, and I’m generating issues difficult by insisting on producing some of the thinnest floating shelves feasible while nevertheless offering a lot of help (am I the only one who isn’t a fan of the super chunky shelves all above Pinterest? Every single time I spy a single that’s a minor also thick I consider, “HULK Create SHELVES!”).
Needless to say, it’s been an experiment that needs a number of attempts with every single stage right up until I get it proper.
By the time I additional supports for the top shelf, I managed to get them secure, sturdy, level-ish (nevertheless accounting for the other powerful angles in the area that would make a perfectly level shelf seem off-kilter), and ready for their finishing specifics. And all with no breaking the tile perform I did along the back wall (even if it meant gouging the wall a small, as you can see in the under pic). I’ll have a reveal for these coming up, but initial I’ll be sharing numerous tiny tutorials relevant to solving the numerous concerns I ran into along the way.
2. Office venture
I decided that some extra organization in the office could be achieved with just a few pieces of wood, so I created some image ledges to rest behind the door using my Kreg Jig. They need to have to be painted and set up on the wall, but for around \$10 per shelf, I’m going to be ready to use some typically-overlooked room in the space. What I prepare on storing on them is a bit unusual, so stay tuned for that reveal coming later on this week!
three. Garage organization
I’m only going to hint at this one for now, but feel me when I say that it is going to be amazing. Virtually everything I find on Pinterest for garage/workshop concepts are for folks with the luxury of at least two cars well worth of space, so I’m established to show how I’m going to make it work with only 10 feet!
My SUV acquired wood.
Happy Monday! What did you get yourself into in excess of the weekend?
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