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04 June 2007 @ 10:52 pm
Office space  
Me - 1
Annoying closet - 0

The closet thought it was going to win. I popped out the lower clothes rod, which was useless to me and getting in the way of my wire shelving, and tried to unscrew the empty center bracket.

Tried being the operative word. That damn thing was apparently installed by King Kong. I'm no weakling. I couldn't get the screws to turn at all. After much swearing and futile banging, I started trying to tear it off the wall, figuring I could just patch the ugly hole in the closet later. I got it loose, but the screws still refused to budge.

I proceeded to Plan B - removing the sliding bypass doors so I could just slide the shelving in. The doors were rehung by the guys who installed our floors. Unlike some asshat from years past, they used reasonable force when turning the screws holding the doors to the upper track hardware. I was able to remove the doors all by myself without much trouble, and then the wire shelving went right in.

I won't be able to get the doors back on because I can't get inside the closet to screw the doors and hanging hardware back together. This is A Good Thing. I never liked those doors. They just scream mid-'60s blandness, they can't be latched (I used to get away with wedging a doorstop between them, but Chester apparently evolved opposable thumbs), and they get on my nerves by blocking half the closet at any given time. Everything on the shelves is cat-proof, so I can leave the closet open until I install new doors. I got my dress form, foam, and all of my hanging fabric into the smaller closet, which has a normal door that latches.

And I freed up the nook that the shelves had stood in. I like the shelves much better in the closet. The room feels open now, and I have more options for arranging my stuff.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Kansas - Song For America
silverluzsilverluz on June 5th, 2007 11:23 am (UTC)
Fabric sale
That reminds me, Trimtex Mill Store up in Williamsport is having a warehouse sale June 18-22 because they're apparently moving to a different building. Unfortunately their hours are 9-4, so it might be hard to make it, but it could be cool.
Randy Wardfndragon on June 5th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
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