The washer/dryer stand assembled almost exactly as I had figured in my head and crude drawings. Once I figure out the dimensions the length of the pieces falls right into place. I started by cutting the 4x4 legs to an approximate length then pulled out the table saw to help get flat ends. Well, I got the table saw out but the blade would not raise. I tried taking it apart but could not find the problem to fix. This is probably one of the cheapest table saws available, I got good use out of it over the past few years. I saved the blade but the rest is now junk. I made a quick dash to my favorite local DIY center but I did not want the same cheap one, the next step up only the floor model was to be had, then they just got pricier. After considering how little I would need it for this project, I left without a purchase and made do with the circular saw and a steady hand - very well, too. Still, with my wife's permission I just may get another table saw by the end of the week.
Next up is painting. I had hoped to get started on it today, but two things are holding me back. The terrible humidity and our bank. We bought a refrigerator online a few days ago and our bank's security has flagged it and put a hold on our accounts. My wife texted me from work today that her card was denied so I called. They told me that the bank's security computers are down at the moment so they can't help me. My wife can't get lunch at work and I can't go out for errands and lunch after fasting since last night so I could have blood tests today. I am very hungry and quite annoyed right now.
Since writing the above it has now been resolved and I did go out and get a bite to eat. I am still upset with our bank, however. I am now off to start painting what you see in the pictures.
More pictures after the break!
|Don't buy a cheap (read: disposable) table saw. Or at least get a better cheap table saw!|
|Our neighbor 'Lucky' was curious what I was building so stopped over. Hi Lucky!|