Despite all the goings-on lately, there has been progress. Since our last update the floor was installed and some furniture moved back in.
Handyman Clay (whose wife is a knitter and spinner) beautifully installed the floor, the transition trip and the quarter-round along the baseboard. I actually like this floor more than the floor in the rest of the downstairs. I moved a couple pieces of furniture back into the fiber room (a table and dry sink).
Unfortunately the design portion of project #fiberroom is still in limbo. This room is fairly small (less than 10×10 feet) and because of the french doors off the entry way I want it to look nice (so no plastic tubs sitting out).
Central Island/Cart/Table – I know I want a cart or small table in the center of the room, with enough of a lip to clamp tools onto, that is sturdy but can be slid/moved/rolled a bit. I’d also like for it to be about contertop height. Right now my old kitchen table is in there. I like it (has sentimental value) but because the sides drop only the two short ends are suitable for clamping.
Dry Sink next to the doors – My parents found this dry sink for me and I love it. And it is a substantial piece of furniture. It just fits on the wall between the front of the house and the door and will be used to hold the random assortment of tools – carder, combs, hand cards, picker, etc. I’m not sure what I’ll put down underneath behind the swing out doors – likely not fiber that close to the ground and in a cool, dark space. Possibly class/teaching materials or something like that. The drawer is for smaller tools.
Cube Storage – If you’ve ever seen pictures of the loft upstairs then you know how awesome cube storage can be. And because at least some of that fiber needs to come downstairs, I need some storage downstairs. Ideally I’ll have a wall unit six cubes high and 2-3 cubes wide on each side of a center workstation. Then under that center workstation I can hide the tubs of washed but otherwise unprocessed fleeces.
Center workstation – This is the big unknown right now. Until I figure out for sure what this will look like and be size-wise, I can’t buy the cube storage units. I’m thinking about checking the DIY stores for a countertop mill end – something four feet or less – and putting that on top of a table somehow. Then I can velcro a skirt around the table. To fit over the plastic tubs it would end up about the perfect height. So, this center workstation is the big thing right now.
Question: If I make a table for the wall between the cubes what would you suggest for the top of it?