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Project by meanjgreen posted 636 days ago 1884 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just another-”Necessity is the mother of….”-thing. My studio/apartment in NYC is low on space so I figured my Technics would get more use if they were floating on the wall, rather, than if in storage. Stand- by for my twist on the Murphy Bed. The surfaces are ply. Structure is mild steel. Opened up the wall and reinforced the metal studs with recycled 2×4’s. Actually this whole project and every other I do or have done is almost always using 100% salvaged or recycled materials. The inner workings are a bit chaotic looking, I know. But I just grabbed whatever was hanging around to reinforce the wall-also typical of me, it makes it more fun that way. And also would like to add that this is the first time I have floated anything… thanks for viewing and your feedback, or suggestions for myself and others that are planning to do something similar, Jay.

-- Saving the planet! ...one handmade object at a time. ~J. Greene - Montgomery, Al. Residing in (Greenpoint) Brooklyn, NY www.jaygreene.info





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SirFatty

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#1 posted 636 days ago

Cool! What explains all the scraps of wood in the wall?

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#2 posted 636 days ago

some 2×4s were to strengthen the studs in general. then the desired positioning or placement of one of the mounts didn’t land on a stud so there’s that. then the bases, or feet of the steel structures ( where 2 lag bolts were placed attaching the mounts to wood) created an issue concerning re-attaching the dry wall because of different depths, so scraps were used to even out spots in order for that drywall to be put back and the finishing of the wall to be clean and even. And lastly some scraps were used just to provide area in which the drywall screws could be driven. with scraps lying around its easier to just grab a scrap or cutoff that already is at a width, length, or depth that you need, rather than in my case, take a measurement, run up and down stairs to make cuts and etc. I had no idea what was behind this wall before cutting into it with a universal tool*. The metal studs revealed werent capable of supporting the weight like 2×4s would have- requiring some foundation strengthening work to be done. This is one part of building that I love- improvising, problem solving, as well as giving a use to wood that otherwise be heading for the trash if it were somebody else. I figure this is related to why I seem to prefer and enjoy building something or taking on projects that I have never attempted. and likewise it can be hard sometimes to stay motivated if working on something I’ve done many times. I could never be a cabinet maker, a house framer, or for that matter most jobs!! It’s yet to be clear if this characteristic will ultimately result in my success or be a flaw that hinders it…..

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A universal tool which is like a spackling tool but with a sharper edge, a hook, and a hole for pulling nails. When used with a hammer works great to cut out drywall in place. Even more effective if sharpened with a bench grinder.

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-- Saving the planet! ...one handmade object at a time. ~J. Greene - Montgomery, Al. Residing in (Greenpoint) Brooklyn, NY www.jaygreene.info

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Asher

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#3 posted 635 days ago

That is a fantastic idea and marriage between the metal and the wood. By the way what kind of wood is it?

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meanjgreen

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#4 posted 635 days ago

haha what’s up red? I don’t know it’s ply, not sure what the veneer is. I don’t like it personally and grains and plots are all wacky. how are you?

-- Saving the planet! ...one handmade object at a time. ~J. Greene - Montgomery, Al. Residing in (Greenpoint) Brooklyn, NY www.jaygreene.info

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#5 posted 635 days ago

I still have my 1210’s sitting in it’s coffin for almost 8 years… you just gave me an idea!

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#6 posted 263 days ago

This is awesome. How did you make or where did you find the steel?

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