Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Playroom

So where to start with the playroom? I suppose like any process, i should start at the beginning...

Our basement was "Finished" and i use that term loosely. It was finished in checkerboard linoleum (which i liked), staple up ceiling tiles and 1970s woodgrain panelling (which i did not like). The first thing to note was that our basement is usually very cold, and so insulation was needed.

I tore down the panelling, floor and ceiling tiles in the area we were going to create the playroom in (approx 12x22 or so), and proceeded to put a proper header, footer and studs in (attached to the concrete foundation). Then 1.5" foamular insulation and vapor barrier was added, and then it was drywalled. All of this after laying out the electrical for the room (which previously was a mess) and putting up a door.

There was a lot more that went into it than this, but for the sake of brevity, im abridging it a bit.

In the playroom at this time we have:
1) Shelves from IKEA (yuck, but cheap!)
2) Shelf hanging to hold the hoods, with a rod underneath for restraints.
3) The fuck bench (built by yours truly, basic design, but functional)
4) A sling that i made from nylon webbing on my sewing machine at home
5) Rolling Tool cart (this holds a lot of various stuff you might like to be able to roll around the room, as well as making a flat surface for anything)
6) Really the piece-de-resistance at this point -- the strap table. This piece is a mashup of several designs i have seen, with some improvements and ideas that i came up with on my own -- i plan to replace this with a more interesting model later, but with 27 straps to hold a person immobile, it works very well. More on the construction of this in its own post.

A few pics of the playroom, and the playroom being used.

1 comment:

  1. This was a great time and looking forward to more play time with both pups WOOF!