has anyone ever built some too big to get out of the shop? (Or into the location that it was intended to go?)
I have almost done it twice:
1. I was building a hope chest for my soon to be wife. This was one of my first projects. I thought the dimensions in the plans were a bit small so I expanded them a little. I was dry fitting the pieces together when I noticed that the doorway might be a little too slim. (Notice how I blamed the doorway.) With a little effort I was able to squeeze the chest out of the door. Another 1/8 inch and it would have been even funnier.
2. Since I did not learn my lesson, several years latter I build a skin on frame kayak in my basement. I had the frame complete when again I realized that I might not be able to get it out of the shop. I had to remove the stair railing, door and refrigerator but I got it out.
Two close calls.
-- A famous poet once said: “There is a name hidden in the shadow of my soul, the name is wood. Sweet, ever beautiful, earth grown wood. It warms my heart and brings a tear to my eye.”