Saturday, February 2, 2008 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM
My new leather wardrobe pulls, February 2, 2008
Those dratted wardrobe pulls
Lazy Daze has long used square plastic pulls or, on later models, rectangular ones glued on the mirrored doors of the wardrobe. At least in the Mid Bath models those doors are in a relatively narrow hallway and the pulls can be quite annoying. They'll catch a shirt sleeve or jacket pocket as you walk down the hall; with some luck you can stop moving before the riiipppp. They have sharp edges too - those edges hurt.
Yesterday when I dropped in on Andy he was replacing those dratted pulls in Skylark; he'd had enough. Of course I instantly grabbed his idea (with his permission) and set right to work on my own version here in LD. Of course, me being me, I had to do it a little differently.
While worrying the dratted pulls off the glass I discovered that if you pull at the top or bottom of the door to open it it opens much easier than when pulling at the center where the pulls were. Well, duh! These doors are latched top and bottom and by pulling at the top or bottom the door springs a bit and one latch releases before the other instead of both at the same time. So as an experiment I hung my pulls over the top. And instead of using fabric loops as Andy had, I made mine out of leather with buttons instead of loops.
They're a little over the top, don't you think?
- Verizon cell phone service - good signal
- Verizon EVDO service - very good signal and access speed ( I have to qualify this - during my January 2008 visit the signal and access speed was excellent - in January 2009 it was practically non-existent during the day and slow at night with unpredictable short periods of excellent access)
- Go to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park website
- Go to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park on my Nightcamps map
- Check the weather here