Sunday, May 31, 2015

Garages and Metrosexuals

Before: a lot of wasted space
I'm way behind on posts here because of the twins.  I always envision writing posts for this blog when I'm WFH on Fridays, but every Friday the day gets away from me. 

I did get closer to finishing one of this year's major projects.  I said that I wanted to install some Proslat Slatwall across the barren south wall that is on the opposite side of my work area. Well Woot had a sale and so I took the plunge and ordered the 8X4 pieces.  I had to get the 4X4 pieces off Overstock.

It took a friend and me all afternoon to put them up.  The learning curve on these things is high and the directions lack a lot of instructions.  That's probably because there are many different ways you could implement these panels.  If you want to see more pictures, there is a gallery with a slightly different write-up here.

You always know how you should have done it after it is done and if I had to do this again, I would have insisted that we get  both cars out of the garage and lay all the piece down flat parallel to the wall they were going up.  Alas, what's done is done and it is a garage after all. 

I tried to line up other guy friends but alas everyone is busy in this day and age and no one really wants to spend their precious free time helping someone build their garage up.  I've heard rumors that guys use to do things like this in the past but I think the Sensitive Men for the 90s and the Metro-sexual Movement and other modern platforms have isolated guys from one another.

After: a lot of pretty wasted space (until I fill it with more things)

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