Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A-Frame building challenge

One of the drawbacks of living in an A-Frame house is the slant of the walls when arranging furniture. Nothing fits well because of the degree of slant. There aren't any straight, up and down, plumb walls. So...most of the time you have to customize your furniture and built-in items. Read: Mike designs and builds a project.

Our custom built-in computer station.

Mike designs a small workstation in our hallway. This wall space is about 2 1/2 feet wide where the little table top is and about 3 1/2 feet wide at floor level. And, at the top of the computer screen, the space is about 2 feet wide.

He did a great job. He handmade the brackets that support each side of the table. He drilled holes for the cords to fit through, left just enough space underneath for the office chair, and made sure there was enough room for his knees.

This workspace freed up an entire wall in our sunroom. I had an office area set up there on a large table and all the equipment, paper and files were the first thing you saw when you walked in the front door. Now, I have a breakfast area there and room for a large birdcage. Yes, I want some birds next. And an aquarium. I wonder if those will have to be custom built as well....


Calming Scents said...

looks great! isnt it a bonus when our partners are creative and also willing to do things like this?

KathyB. said...

Definitely custom built!If you need your aquarium and bird cage custom built you have the guy to do it, a handy hubby! What would we do without our handy hubbies?