So there I was, ripping up the “platform” that a one Mr. XXXXXX XXXXXX (I’m not saying his name, because if he ever Google’s himself, he’ll see this. He knows where I live, afterall) “built” in the bedroom of the house I’m buying. I only know his name because his mail still comes to the house, and I found a few receipts laying around with his name on it.
This guy is dumb. Like a lazy, white trash kind of dumb. He may not be white, I’ve never actually seen him. But he sure is white trash. He was the last resident, along with his wife and their 2 children, of the house. He was renting it from his step mother, the actual owner. We are buying it from her. Anyway, he’s dumb. Also anyway, he was building this “platform” sort of as a way to divide the rather large master bedroom into 2 separate bedrooms, because the other bedroom was being turned into a half-ass “recording studio.” Rather then let his kids sleep in the other bedroom, he made them sleep in the same bedroom with only a curtain hung from the ceiling as a divider. And the “platform,” of course.
First off, he built the “platform” using 2×6’s that he nailed to the bottom baseboard molding that goes around the entire room. This molding is original to the house, and it goes around the whole house, over the doors, and matches the window sills. Now, it has big holes made from 3 inch nails scattered around the bedroom . Then, rather then create an effective front edge to the “platform,” he just puts strips of random scrap wood in front, as if he ran out of 2×6’s or something. Those are about the only new pieces of wood on the thing, so you would think he would have planned it out and got enough of the stuff since he had to go to Home Depot anyway. Nope, he sure didn’t.
Nobody wants your piece of crap platform!
Now, instead of using the same 2×6’s to build the beams going across the middle, Read the rest of this entry »