Wondering about wild grapes

Friday, January 11, 2013

Working on a small project for my wife.

My wife decided she needed some peg board mounted on the walls of her craft room / office, so guess who got nominated for the job?  Well, a trip to Home Depot got three pieces of 24" x 48" white quarter inch peg board, three 1"x2" for mounting strips, and a bunch of hardware that fits into the peg board holes.  So, I cut the mounting strips in two and my wife painted them.  Now, it was up to me to mount them.  I tacked two of the mounting strips onto a pegboard with very small nails and then I drilled a hole through the top right corner.  I then located the board on the wall and put a screw in that one hole.  I then laid my level up against one side of it and made sure that it was straight.  Drilled the rest of the holes and mounted the peg board secure with six screws.  By this time my back had all it could stand, so the other two will be mounted later.  Anyway, it was time for my TV shows that I watch (grin).

Speaking of lumber, 1x2, 2x4, 2x6, etc are not what they used to be.  First off, it is dang near impossible to find straight ones and if you do there are all kinds of flaws in them.  Then, none of them are the size that they are called.  Maybe they started out that way but they kept shrinking in size and going up in cost.  I remember when a 2 by 4 was 1.75" x 3.75".  Now they are 1.5" x 3.5" and shrinking.  Oh well, that seems to be the way everything is going.  Now, you all have a great day now, you hear?


  1. Hmmmmm.....is that why I ain't as tall as I used to be??? Ain't as straight as I used to be an' all full of flaws??? Shrinkage sucks!!!

  2. I have found that at Lowe's and Home Depot you have to dig down about half way into the pile to find relatively good boards, the top half is mainly the rejects of all those that have been there before you.

  3. BB, I, too, seem to be having the same problems.

    Bob from Athens, got that right, I just took the ones from the top of the pile. In fact, I think all he "bottom" ones were already taken.

  4. I knew a 2 x 4 was a little bit smaller, but I didn't realize they keep shrinking.

  5. It seems to me that every thing is coming in smaller packages or servings ai a higher price.