Monday, March 4, 2013

My Town Monday: My San Diego Living Room

Ever wonder what Mr. Summy does in his spare time?


Recently he invented... a treadmill shelf for his lovely wife. 




Mr. Summy came up with this brilliant design. He attached (with the help of his handy assistant, Child #4) a drawer glider on the outside of the treadmill handles. This is so I can glide the desk up and out of the way when folding the treadmill for storage. 





Child #4 is drilling holes into the side wood pieces. Mr. Summy is supervising.  I am napping. (kidding!)
Voila! A beautiful treadmill shelf is born. There are plans to paint it black, but it is completely functional. Cost $27.   As compared to, say, the Trek Desk which is about $500.
Just a gratuitous crazy pic of child #4

How many miles will I walk while writing the next book? I might actually keep track.

 
p.s. Watch this Wednesday for The Book Review Club!

13 comments:

Sarah Laurence said...

Very cool design!

Debby Garfinkle said...

Very cool! I love my treadmill desk.

Barrie said...

Sarah: I really like how it turned out. The shelf is easily wide enough to hold my laptop, my phone and my water!

Barrie said...

Debby: You are what got me started thinking about this project!

David Cranmer said...

That is a very sharp design, Barrie. Sometimes I wish I had been bestowed with those carpenter skills.

Charles Gramlich said...

27 versus 500. I can go for that kind of savings.

Chantal said...

I love this!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Brilliant!

Barrie said...

David: I don't think Mr. Summy would describe himself as having good carpenter skills. That said, this shelf really is superb. I can't wait to see it in black.

Barrie said...

Charles: My sentients exactly!

Barrie said...

Chantal and Green Girl: Thank you, thank you. I will pass along your compliments. Mr. Summy rarely visits the blog. :)

Lainey-Paney said...

That's awesome!
What a helpful Hubby!

Barrie said...

Lainey-Paney: he has his moments!