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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Work tables installation

My generous brother-in-law, Mark Traughber, built the two huge work tables that my husband designed. The table complete the new letterpress/bookbinding studio conversion of our suburban living room.

One of the finished table waiting in Mark's shop in Long Beach to be picked up and delivered to Simi Valley.

Mark picks up the table with the fork lift, yikes.

Mark and my husband wedge the huge table into the rental truck. The tables are so big, in fact, that we had to make two journeys. Only one would fit in the truck.

Getting the table out of the truck on our end. He used a rope and pulley system that he designed to lift his motorcycle.

The first table coming up the front walk.

may husband and son push it into position.

The second table moved into place.

He installed levelers to the bottom of the table to deal with our uneven floor.

Work tables continued

Installing the shelves for paper and supply storage.

I'm using these silverware organizers from Ikea from small tool storage drawers. This is the general tools one with bone folders, exacto knives, etc.

This one is for sewing supplies.

This one has sanding supplies.

This one has leather working tools: paring knives, strop, band stick, band nippers, pointe and spokeshave.

Paper and board storage. The units were designed to accommodate 20 x 30 inch papers.

The final touches

The last of the equipment is moved from the garage into the studio. This little guillotine proved to be one of the most challenging pieces to move. It is extremely top heavy and threatened to tip over all the way into the house.

The letterpress/bindery studio is complete. It's pure wonderfulness is beyond my wildest dreams. Thanks to my husband, my son, my brother-in-law and the Center for Cultural Innovation for making this beautiful workspace happen.