Saturday, September 24, 2011

Another Industrial Light

Its been a hell of a month here on the tundra. I am fighting with my home owners insurance coverage about the flooded basement. And it took them 7 weeks to adjust the basement (they won't pay) and the garage (they will pay). Now I get to pursue them through arbitration.

My real work has been picking up too. I have been on the road and working more days than usual.

I have a couple of projects going for the October sales. I bought 6 of these industrial lights at an auction a couple of weeks ago. I am building a double light drop out of electrical and plumbing parts. And 2 of the lights will be a single drop light.

The lights are not completed, the bar will sit higher above the fixures, but the photo gives a good hint at what they will ultimately look like.

I had to buy many of the parts new at the hardware store. I almost died at the cost of the pieces. So the last two auctions I attended I went through all the basement and garage boxes looking for electrical and plumbing parts. So far I have 3-4 rolls of wire (at about 2% of current retail) and some fittings. I hope that the next lights will have more recycled (and cheaper) parts and fewer new parts bought at retail.

Mr. Flannery

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Solid Pallet Center Island

I made up another center island/work table from one of my vintage pallets today. This one is firmly set on an industrial table base. Its all pressure washed (after these photos were taken), sanded, stained and poly'd. I like this one as much as the one on the wire shelf base. The heavy steel underpinnings give this table a real look of solidity.

Mr. Flannery