Putting it together

Yesterday’s chores were plant centric. Today’s were tool centric.

First up was a new coffee table. We have been using the table we had for the kids when they were small. Not the small chairs, although I can get my hips into them. But the table. Based on the kid’s ages, it is well over 30 and well used. We will not be getting rid of it, just relocating. The new table has a lift top, and a bit of storage space underneath. Magazines come to mind.

Before cleaning up the detritus from the packaging.

The base was put together last night. It went fairly smoothly until the last step when one of their pre-drilled holes did not quite line up. The last step was adding hinges and placing the top. We waited until the morning to attack it with a clear head. Definitely a 2 person job, and 3 would have been even better. And the first attempt we put it on backwards! But it is now done and functional.

And the cleanup of packing materials filled our garage bin for the first time in a while.

The second build took us outside into the hot sun. We reassembled a “screen” for movies in the backyard. Our projectionist friend is coming up next weekend for some baseball, and to put on his mostly annual backyard baseball film festival.

On its back for now. Less than 45 minutes from garage to completion

This is the 3rd year for this screen. After year 1 I made some pencil notes on the pieces. Year 2 I made more specific notes, in pen, so there would be no confusion on which piece went where. There are only 7 pieces, but it only works one way.

After recovering from the heat doing more mundane financial chores we ventured out for a walk. The breeze and shade here and there made it bearable for us northwestern hot weather wimps. And to avoid adding more heat into the house we got takeout Thai Crispy Chicken. Mmmm.

2 Responses to “Putting it together”

  1. Margaret Says:

    That would be lots of fun to have an outdoor movie! I don’t have a coffee table and one would come in handy sometimes. However, I don’t have a very big living room or family room.

    • Jay Says:

      Movie time tonight – we’ll see how it turns out …
      We seem to spend a lot of time in the living room, it really lives up to its name, so a usable coffee table is going to be helpful

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