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I may have an analog #photography problem, but I’m getting help for it. I promiss
I have a very large wall in my office. I toyed around with shelving options, possible photo montage or just some existing framed art we have yet to hang. Poking around on etsy I found a few really cool shelving brackets made out of black pipe. Turns out my office desk is also made out of black pipe with a wooden top. So, I did what any son-of-a-plumber does; I planned out my new shelving display project.
I have been collecting cameras since college. My uncle Eddie gave me a bunch when I was younger. My Grandparents (both) have given me not only cameras but photo odds-and-ends over the years as well. Even before the move I had boxes of camera “stuff” sitting in storage. When we moved, while boxing up the ones that had been out I decided I wanted to display them in my new office. As motivation I unpacked them onto our dining room table (those that know me know that kind of clutter is driving me crazy). I had to get them up on my wall.
Home Depot didn’t have all the fittings I needed so I headed over to Lowes. I snagged 6 1/2” elbows, 9 nipples (not those kind of nipples), 9 floor plates (which are not black, but Kara liked them as stainless so I decided not to paint them), 3 tees, 6 30” black 1/2” pieces of pipe and a crap-ton of drywall screws. I also snagged 3 10’ boards, chestnut stain and clear polyurethane. I beat the crap out of the wood to give it a little more character. I stained the three boards and let it dry over night. Applied one coat of polyurethane and let that dry in the garage but it’s damn cold out there and was taking too long. Kara and Ty helped me bring them in to dry on the mounted pipe.
All in all, the hardest part was getting the stupid stickers off the black pipe. That, and my ladder is secretly trying to kill me. It’s killing me not putting all my cameras up, but it’s still too tacky. Needs to dry in here overnight. Now all I need to do is figure out what to do about the space on the wall to my right. Maybe I’ll get some more pipe.
Zoe making a new friend #wildlife (at Fernbank Museum of Natural History)
Lightning #experiment (at Fernbank Museum of Natural History)
Couple of #gators hanging out (at Fernbank Museum of Natural History)