|Project by ChuckC||posted 07-08-2013 07:40 PM||1540 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
Almost everyone that lives on Long Island was affected by Hurricane Sandy in one way or another. We were no exception. For us, we had bad roof damage and lost power for over a week. The worst part was that we had no heat in the house which by itself isn’t too bad but with 3 small kids it was tough. Even with several layers and a few blankets night time was cold. A lot of people had it worse so I’m not complaining. Heck, a lot of people still haven’t recovered.
So, what does this have to do with a mirror??? When things got back to normal I got a backup generator and a transfer switch. A transfer switch lets you energize some or all (for me 6) of the circuits in the breaker panel with a generator. When the power goes out you plug the generator in, flip the switches, and you get power back to those circuits. It’s the safest way to do it. We don’t have a basement so I installed it in the entry way (mud room) to the back door. It’s flush to the wall so I made a mirror to cover it when we’re not using it.
The size is about 18” x 32”.
The wood is Cherry with Danish oil finish.
In case you are wondering the shop is not wired to the transfer switch, but I did consider it :-)
Thanks for looking.