Fire and Ice

I love the fact that starting this blog and having more than a few of my Twitter followers urge me on is beginning to have an effect on me. I’ve never been much of a writer, so sitting down and trying to organize my thoughts like this and put them to paper so to speak, is a challenge. It’s also makes me want to do more of this, and to do it fairly well. It’s going to take me a while to get the hang of this, so please hang in there! Anyway, my plans of getting started on the project I mentioned in my first post got quickly sidelined this weekend by a gas grill that needed fixing, and a basement freezer that was trying to start an internal glacier. Surprisingly enough, it was the freezer that ended up being the easiest to deal with, the grill is kicking my butt right now. One of the screws that was holding a burner bracket will-not-come-loose. The screw extractor I tried just reamed out the head, WD40 was no help, and the hacksaw doesn’t have enough room to work. Next step-the Rotary Tool!

As far as the project goes, I mentioned the space that I’m trying to fill, well here it is.

I’m basically trying to have a continuation of my desk on the left come around the corner (and over the mini-fridge) and stop at the AC unit on the right. It would be slighly L-shaped and the front edge might even be curved, if I can figure out how to make that work with my limited tool arsenal. I’m trying to figure enough about Sketchup to do the design there, but will probably start with a cardboard mock-up to get the shape right. It’s about 26″ from the desk to the window and 45″ from the wall to the AC unit, so I’m figuring to make the top out of some good plywood with hardwood edge-banding, and the legs out of stock red oak from the big box store, all stained to match the desk as close as possible. As soon as I have some sketches or plans done, I’ll be sure to post them here.

That’s it for today. Thaks for reading!

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