This website has developed problems.

A few years ago, a virus targeted this website’s content management system, and has caused some problems ever since. There is no known viable way to fix the virus, and it’s getting worse. Saving this blog means moving years of content to a completely different content management system. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or skills for a project of that size right now.

I will continue documenting my work on the house and find a way to blog about it in the future.

Garage storage hoist for dining room chairs

I spent Labor Day using my theater carpentry skills by rigging a storage hoist for our extra dining room chairs. Apart from large family gatherings, these chairs were stored in the basement. But because we have to keep the basement clear for remodeling, the garage trusses were the obvious choice for additional storage space.

Operating a storage hoist in a garage.

The block and tackle system makes it easy for one person to hoist or lower the chairs. Now, we’ll have an easy way to access the chairs when we need them AND remodel the basement.

Extra dining room chairs are suspended between garage trusses using a storage hoist.