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[personal profile] darkemeralds
I put my hinged table project on hold because this whole other almost-full time, intensive, non-paying job of writing intervened, but today after "work" (I shouldn't put that in quotes--it's work) I finally finished it.

Just hanging around:
Wall table, a glossy black-paint

In service:
The wall table lifted up on wall-mounted supports, with a laptop computer sitting on it

It's...not bad, functionally. Standing-height, reasonably sturdy. I could have spent more time perfecting the paint job, and it's not that easy to reach under and extend the triangular supports, but whatever.

If I had it to do over again, I'd probably opt not to, but hey! It'll come in handy, and it's not in the way, and plus, I learned all about strap-toggles and the vagaries of terribly uneven old plaster walls.

Total cost: about $75.

Date: 2014-06-19 04:13 am (UTC)
lycomingst: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lycomingst
Oh, it folds down. Clever. If it were mine, it'd be covered in random papers in no time. Paper just sort collects around me.

Date: 2014-06-19 11:22 am (UTC)
ravurian: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ravurian
Did you install stop blocks on the underside of the door for the triangular supports to rest against? That might give it some more stability. You could also maybe install some kind of makeshift string/pulley system so that as you lift the desk surface into place it pulls the 'legs' out with it. Maybe. Looks good! V well done.

How goes the work?

Date: 2014-06-19 12:40 pm (UTC)
branchandroot: oak against sky (Default)
From: [personal profile] branchandroot
Oh, that worked out very nicely! And it goes really well with that wall paint. If at any future time you want to finish off the knob/latch holes, wood putty will fill in nicely for a half inch or so, and takes paint well once sanded lightly. You may wish to stuff the remaining space with, like, twisted up newspaper first, though, speaking from experience.

Date: 2014-06-19 04:35 pm (UTC)
ranunculus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ranunculus
Agreed on all points!

Date: 2014-06-19 07:59 pm (UTC)
branchandroot: oak against sky (Default)
From: [personal profile] branchandroot
Yeah, maybe if you set the magnet into the top and kept the hole in the bottom to lift with? Best of both worlds.

...though, in that case, I'd /definitely/ patch and paint the latch hole in the side, because otherwise you could lose some pins down there that would be hard to get back out.

Date: 2014-06-19 11:45 pm (UTC)
emungere: (lewis - damask)
From: [personal profile] emungere
Hiii. This is not about your work surface (although it looks pretty neat!), but I was wondering if you would be willing to beta a Lewis thing for me by any chance? (You watch Lewis, right? I think I remember that.) It's only very vaguely Lewis/Hathaway, about 20k words.

Date: 2014-06-20 12:59 pm (UTC)
emungere: (Default)
From: [personal profile] emungere
would you email me? dw keeps logging me out every five seconds. emungere at gmail :)

Date: 2014-07-09 10:17 pm (UTC)
tehomet: (Angel with orb)
From: [personal profile] tehomet
I'm catching up with DW!

Wow, your new bedroom looks amazing! I love the way you made the stencil design continue into the headboard. Nifty. The door is gorgeous too. I was looking at the door's before picture and thinking it looked nice, what was the point of changing it? And then the after shots are so much more glamorous, and so much more you.

Thank you for the link to that excellent article by Heidi Cullinan.

And thank you for the hazelnut and chocolate in the blender revelation recipe. Yum!

I really must get a high-powered blender one of these days. I only have a regular one and kale is not sufficiently pulverised or disguised by it. :)
Your post on ephemeralization was a fantastic read. I looked up from it and saw my surroundings in a new way.

I love the fold-down-when-not-in-use work surface. (I have a desk that I dearly love that I got off a kind soul on Freecycle but it does take up literally a third of my room. And it's cast iron so there's no way to make it smaller.) The pulley system looks good.

Date: 2014-07-29 08:59 pm (UTC)
lycomingst: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lycomingst
You haven't posted in a while; I hope everything is okay?

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