A Year of Sunday Mornings: Week Thirty-Three

I was surprised to come home from Kentucky today to find our rose bush had bloomed.

Roses

Mary

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Office Shelving

In our continued effort to get our tiny house situated, I finally completed the office shelving. We wanted something to go around the bar, and after going through many plans for the shelving, we finally decided on a combination of wood shelves and steel brackets to hold everything into place.

Since we’re renting, I didn’t want to invest in permanent shelving that we couldn’t reuse. By not building the entire thing out of wood, it’ll be much easier to take apart and reassemble.

I built the left side and right side separately and anchored each into the wall, with one metal bracket on each side touching the floor for added support. The trickiest part was putting in the top shelf for our large collection of game boards.

full shelving

shelf

 

Because two brackets prevented the top shelf from easily sliding into place, I had to carve out a notch to fit it in.

shelving notch

 

Trevor

Science Labs

I found this article on early science labs the other day and wanted to share some of the images here. I loved looking at the equipment and design in their workspace.

edison's lab
Edison’s Menlo Park Lab, nearby in Dearborn, MI

Girton Laboratory
Girton College at Cambridge University, the first college to allow women undergrads.

Thomas Edison lab
A Thomas Edison Lab in New Jersey

Carlsberg Laboratory
Carlsberg Laboratory in Copenhagen, Denmark

All images from io9

Trevor