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Our little museum


This room has been a long time comin'. It WAS the site of honeybees for decades, and we had a lot of our collectables stored in it, but it really didn't show well, and it sagged to the point of wanting to pull off the house... so we cut holes in the floor,and using jacks and long posts, picked it up over 2" on the face. We then tore out all the windows, the door, and the walls up to where they transitioned into beadboard inside. We then re-framed the walls, installed some recycled Andersen windows, and called it quits for a coupla years. Then, as our collections became more organised, we re-arranged things, and I took the opportunity to replace a large double-hung window from between our living room and the porch, replacing it with a display case, seen from both sides of the wall. I've always had a fetish for cool lighting, so, at that point, I re-wired the room and the display cases so that one switch turns on all the display lights at once. Now we spend most of our time out there.



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Missed one photo...



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Looks nice, and always enjoyable to be able to show off the stuff you collect.

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Hey Meller.. notice that foldup bench in the first picture,, I have one of those that I bought when they first came out, in the EARLY 60's , The first one I had just about tossed me out a 12th floor window, when the legs folded up under me,,when we were doing a job at Texas Tech in Lubbock tex, after it hit the ground, a d9 cat backed over it,,  ( end of Hijak now back to regularly scheduled stuff)

Nice job on the porch, Neighbor, got lots of collectables too,,



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Yuppers, I bought mine in '71 and my oldest son has it now - - - - I told him that I didn't need it anymore but he'd better be able to produce it at the slightest request.  In other words - - - DON'T LEND IT OR SELL IT !

I had extension legs on one in '74 and my "grunt" and I were both standing on it hanging a 12' lid in a parking garage and it broke half into - - - - - folded like a taco shell - - - - when the dust cleared there was a pile of us, sheetrock and a broken step-walk - - - - - wonder it didn't hurt one of us but it didn't.



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