You know there are things you’re good at, things you are bad at and things you avoid. Home stuff makes my head explode, I’m not good at it and I try to avoid it as much as possible. When I rearranged my bedroom and slid the bed to a different wall, the center leg supports bent and cracked part of the middle beam. In my brilliance (not so much), I repaired the problem with duct tape and plastic wrap (see photos). I naïvely thought I could duct tape 2 pieces of wood on either side of the center beam to reinforce it. What I didn’t realize was the legs weren’t at 90 degree angles and that’s why the bed was caving in. I was super proud of this solution until I moved to the new bat cave which had cork floors, so the legs are more likely to get wonky.
This week, I’m borrowing a hammer, buying nails and getting wood at Orchard Supply or Home Depot to create a more permanent fix. I think I need pieces of wood in a corner shape to keep the existing legs vertical. Then buy 3 pieces of wood in a 2 x 2 inch square that is the same height as the current supports. The goal is to nail these 3 pieces of wood evenly across the center support to make sure the bed doesn’t come crashing down.
Stay tuned for the next episode of Bombchel’s home improvement do what I say, not what I do installment. If you are an experienced DIYer, please comment with suggestions, thanks!