I’m knocking off a few little tasks in the garage – but have been doing some sailing and a good bit of actual work lately. I pre-wired for my speakers downstairs during framing and had intended to put some old cabinet style speakers I already owned on some shelves on the far wall of the downstairs garage. I was getting close to installing the speaker terminal plates when a friend of mine, who owed me a little money, came across a good deal on some nice wall speakers and he bought me a pair – which was pretty cool. I got to hear his previously and was impressed with them. Because these are on an exterior wall, I had to remove some insulation and out of concern for insulation and the speaker vibration potentially shaking loose some of the blown in cellulose, I built a box out of foil backed foam insulation and, after slitting it in two so it would fit through the opening, installed that in the wall behind the speakers. The speakers have a slight grey tint to the frame and the grill – I’m quite happy with the look.
I’ve also been researching work tables and plan on building several this weekend. The design is neat – lightweight, mobile, but sturdy. My shop table will have a torsion box top so it stays super flat with little chance of warping over time. I’ll have some more detail on that next week. Then I’ll need to really dig my heals in and start to attack some of the smaller, motivation killing, tasks that are left because they’re starting to weigh on me.