Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Stage" for movie seats

About to finish it up. Got the electrical working nicely with rope
lighting. The "stage" has a nice floating effect and looks great with
the hidden rope lighting. I'll post pics of that once it's all complete.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Frame for restored movie seats

So while I was in Nashvile I scored a set of rickety old movie seats
for $50. Right before I moved to Athens I took them completely apart,
de rusted them, reupholstered, repainted the hardware and restained
the wooden arm rests. They came out beautiful. Alas i had to keep the
parts in boxes as I haven't had a proper place to put them/show them
off until now that I have a house. The thing is they connect to one a
other and are extremely cumbersome and heavy to move around. So I got
the idea that I would build a mini stage to bolt them to and give them
a place to reside as I do t want to go drilling holes in the floors of
my house. So I've taken some pics of the progress. I haven't decided
how I'm going to finish them. I thought of using red carpet to go with
the whole movie them, but I really can't stand carpet and red won't
look good in the living room. So I'm thinking of staining it a dark
stain to match the arm rests. What do ya think?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Back to fencing

While I wait on Lowes to install the garage I'm moving back to working
on the fence. The dogs can't wait!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Who's There?

Scored a nice 2 tone retro-ish door bell at Lowes. It was on sale for
$17 (from 69.95!) Install was a cinch. Also scored a free original 1950's
Philco TV cabinet off of Craigslist. The tube is out, but it is in excellent condition.
I plan on installing a flatscreen LCD in it.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Finish out for Garage

Just a couple of pics of my handy work and 2 new Dewalt tools added to
my tool collection. My original miter saw was stolen from my carport
not long after I moved in. Everything I've worked on up until this
past weekend was cut with my $20 handsaw. Kind of ironic that now I'm
using my new miter saw to finish the garage for the door to secure
said tools. I think I just opened up a wormhole...