Yesterday, I built a box beam. At least, that’s what I think the guy at Home Depot called it. It’s the 7′ by 6’6″ base for a very cool loft bed that Imbi and Kaili have designed. (And I really should say that Imbi and I built it – since she did as much as me.) The finished unit includes the creative recycling/reuse of three 8′ equipment racks that once sat in the Central Equipment Room of our multi-suite edit facility that lived in the loft from ’93 ’til we moved out west (however briefly) in 2004.
Saturday, I finished a rather large IKEA PAX system installation (about 8 feet high by 12 feet across) – that replaced a wall in what was once an edit suite in our loft. ‘Twas Imbi’s design brilliance that saw how the system would work.
And I got to play with a DeWalt reciprocating saw to create the opening for the system – as well as using it to remove the edit console that had been custom built for that room back in ’93 and weighed around a 1000 pounds. That saw will cut through anything – whether you intended it to or not. (I’ve owned the reciprocating saw for a number of years and must confess that it scares the stuffing out of me. I have visions of removing appendages whilst working with it.)
I’m only sorry that Brant wouldn’t drive up from Florida to help me. But, then again, perhaps that’s a good thing.