Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's Recently Come To My Attention ...

NOTE: This is not my kitchen, nor is this my project.

In the days of yore, I had a simple pot rack in my kitchen at the house in Little Rock and I hearted it like whoa. It wasn't as substantial as even this one, but it served my little kitchen needs really well. And it did a few things I find invaluable in the kitchen: opened up valuable cabinet space, made it really easy to grab pots/pans, and served as a semi-drying apparatus. Occasionally it also served as a bump to my noggin but hey, who doesn't benefit from the odd "Stay Proprioceptive" reminder?

Since installing the pilates spring wall, I've decided that life is too short not to have my stuff in even more freakishly structured order, so I'm going balls-to-the-wall and drilling 4 more holes into my kitchen ceiling this weekend. Why, you ask? Well, as part of Operation Spring Wall, I have 4 leftover 1 x 6 boards, 2' long, that have been sitting in the corner. I knew I could use them for something but was waiting for the idea/light bulb moment. It came to me today and I've spent part of the evening sketching/troubleshooting, etc. After I completed those steps, I Googled for some additional images and found this one, which is semi-reminiscent of what I hope to achieve.

My big challenge will be finding ceiling rafters around an existing florescent light fixture, but I'm sure it can be done. Famous last words, right? So here's my personal goal/challenge:
  1. Hardware for assembling + stain/finish for <$30.
  2. Assembly of pot rack < 30 minutes.
  3. Installation of pot rack < 30 minutes.
Stay tuned for the outcome. I should be writing and being more productive in other aspects of my life right now, but sometimes I have to surrender to the construction process. Particularly when it makes the residential environment more functional and easier to navigate. Cancer: 101. We nest. It's what we do.

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