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Saturday, February 2, 2008 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

My new leather wardrobe pulls, February 2, 2008
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?

I think I'll go add a Leather Wardrobe Pulls page to My Lazy Daze where I can keep track of this little upgrade to LD.

Night camp

Site 8 - Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM

What a Deale

What a deale of cold busines doth a man mis-spend the better part of life in! in scattering complements, tendring visits, gathering and venting newes, following Feasts and Playes, making a little winter-love in a darke corner.

Don't know the source - possibly Ben Jonson