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Discussion in 'How is my display put together...' started by nutz4lights, Jan 27, 2014.

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    Hey all,

    So in order to make my megatree easy to put up and take down, I decided to zip tie the square flat back pixels to 20 foot (6 meter) lengths of PVC schedule 40 pipe (painted black). I used the 3/4" (19mm) diameter stuff. Basically I bring out two of these at a time (the two are connected to each other at top of the tree, so they have to be installed in pairs). Since this is my first year, I had to figure out how to store the poles... I have reasonably high ceilings in my garage (around 3 meter), so I figured I would try the ceilings... considering the fact that my other hobby is some pretty serious woodworking and that I have built in dust collection ducting in my garage and lumber racks & storage on most of the walls, the ceiling had to be the trick... and even it was going to be tight.

    Now, I also love Unistrut (Superstrut at the big box stores here in the U.S.). I figured I could make four custom multitiered bracket things that would hang from the ceiling ever XX feet or meters and then put the pipes up there. I got to work and I'm really happy with the way it came out, so I figured I would post some pics...

    Enjoy,

    -Louie
     

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    Nice job. Looks great.
     
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    Thanks!

    -Louie
     
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    ok, sidebar on the woodworking, where's the forum post on the shop?


    And ahem, you cannot be a serious woodworker, it looks like you are a serial cleaner and organizationalist. Now THIS is what a shop, garage should look like. :eek:

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    The grizzly DC in the background, 2hp? How much do you love it?

    Great looking idea, and one I might steal very soon. I have 12' ceilings in the woodworking shop and those would work FABULOUS to put my whole show on the ceiling for sequencing in the off time of the year..
     
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    Hah... I will have to dig up some pictures of the garage/shop and post 'em later this week... We've only been in this house for 18 months or so, hence the clean and neat-ness.... although, I am definitely an organizer... my old garage was a 2-car 20x20 and the wife had a rule about having her car in the garage... so all of my stuff was crammed into the other half of the garage.

    That grizzly is actually a 3HP... got a great deal on it a few years back when Microsoft/Bing did the cash-back on eBay thing... and Grizzly participated... basically got 35% off in the form of cash-back... the intake is 8" on it and if you're not careful, you could easily lose a small pet... :p

    So what sub-forum should the shop shots go in?

    -Louie
     
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    Ah, the too new to be messy ploy...


    The backyard barbecue sub-forum looks lovely..
     

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