Jacquela asked for industrial pipe to hang clothes in the master closet. Steven ordered the heavy metal from simplifiedbuilding.com.
The parts fit together like an Erector set. Lay all the parts on the floor, in order of assembly. Insert tube into joint, tighten screw to clamp pipe, insert next tube into the next fitting in the joint, tighten that screw, keep going. When ready, pivot the now-heavy structure off the floor, walk it into position while making sure to not damage floor or wall. Lean the assembled structure against the wall, then work the Ikea cabinets into position and slide everything into near-final alignment.
Monday this week, Steven started with what will be the double-hanging rods on Jacquela’s side of the closet.
Today, Steven erected the double-hanging system on his side of the closet, and the single-rod system across the back wall for taller items such as dresses to hang. The horizontal top rods are 84 inches high — that’s a stretch that will require a step to stand on. At the same time, it allows for shoe storage on the floor.
Above, the three assemblies, each test fitted to its location in the closet. Next task is locking down the positions and screwing the flanges to the walls.
Steven assigned himself a task for the day — assembling the Ikea cabinet boxes for the master closet. Four Pax cabinets. About 100 parts each cabinet — counting nails, screws, fittings and panels. Many steps, repeated four times — therapy, working alone in a quiet house, following and memorizing the pictorial instructions for two hours.