Wednesday, April 21, 2010
My Creative Space: A Little Bit Wonky
And in case you're wondering, you can't just walk into Lowe's and tell the guy that you need some 3" screws. Because then, he will indubitably give you regular screws, when what you're really after are exterior deck screws. And obviously, there is a vast and endlessly significant difference between these two sorts of screws, and you should really, really know better. (If you think for one millisecond that I returned to the hardware store to exchange the inappropriate screws for a box of hardware better suited to the task, you thought very wrong. I'll take the consequences of my recklessness on the chin, thank you very much, but I will not make a Lowe's run thrice in a 24 hour period. Nuh-uh.)
* In case, heaven forfend, my little venture in carpentry has inspired you to try building a chicken run of your very own, take heed:
If your hardware cloth is 3 feet wide, you should not, for the love of all that is holy, skip blithely forward and make your run 3 feet tall. Read my lips: 2' 8". How I wish some enlightened soul had shared this single pearl of wisdom with me.