My time’s been fairly limited here lately but I did have enough time to squeeze in two small projects. What was once a room setup with our treadmill has now turned into Tucker’s nursery. We relocated the treadmill perfectly into one of the three closets in our home office. It’s a pretty sweet set-up because you can fold it up and close the door when it’s not in use but yet still fold it down for a quick run.
The first project that I completed was an attempt to ease the awkwardness of running inside a closet by mounting a tv in front of the treadmill. I unfortunately didn’t document that one…but here’s what it looked like;
While running and staring at the tv, I began to think of a way to dress it up a little more to make it look less unfinished. I’m not sure if this closet will always be designated as a treadmill closet…so I wanted to make something that could easily be removed and restored to a standard shelf with clothes hanger. I decided to make a simple facing to cover up some of the blank space.
I started by cutting a 1×3″ that would make the top and bottom horizontals. I then measured and placed the inside verticals that would sit up right against the tv. Once I had this frame, I added in filler pieces. I decided to go with a diagonal design to fit in with some of the other chevron patterns throughout the office. I used a finish nailer and nailed from the inside out so that there would be less nail holes. I needed to notch out where it would fit over the existing closet supports. I also drilled a hole for the IR remote sensor. I nailed in two support verticals into the closet support, slid the face over everything and then nailed it into place. To finish it off, I added a simple top plate and bottom plate.
There’s a couple of other organizational types of projects that I would like to incorporate into the closet and when all is said I done….I’ll slap a fresh coat of paint over everything. For now, this gives me something a little more pleasant to stare at while running.
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