Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Alison and Nicola had been friends for ever and that's how we knew her and had seen her recycled wooden creations around the place. We were really happy with the CD towers she built for us.
Time marched on, circumstances changed, and the CD towers eventually came with Jon and I to Tasmania where they've languished under the house for the last 5 or 6 years, (what with CDs no longer being relevant to us Spotify-listening hipsters). I always felt this was a shame - I didn't want to give them away, I still wanted them to be part of our possessions - they were more than old cd towers. So when I renovated the greenroom (again) I was happy to come up with an idea of how I could re-use them.
It's taken a while to enact that plan, as it wouldn't have been possible without the fancy dropsaw I am lucky enough to own.
First I had to take out all the nails - that took a while..Alison obviously had a nail gun at her disposal!!
Then I had to do the maths and the cutting, as per the post below. And then some further glueing, re-cutting of a few pieces and hanging-on-the-walling.. et voila..
I'm really happy with it - It adds a bit of home-made warmth to the starkish scandinavian styling and I think Alison would have approved with my reuse of the reused planks. I recon it cost less than $50 which includes the mirror (from ikea) and the backing plywood - but of course it wasn't about the cost anyway.