Content Creation – at the center of a healthy web

I’ve recently come to realize that the only way to demonstrate my self-taught hobbies (whether reluctantly adopted, or  enthusiastically) is to take a tour of my house and workplace.  I’ve learned so much in the past few years, I thought I should share some of that which might help people in the future.

Athens, GA, provides a low cost of living and offers quite the bargain living space if you can escape walking distance of the University.  Still a University student, I decided to move into a stand alone house a few years ago and had way more space than furniture or money, so I got creative and resourceful to solve the problem.  I had issues as a child with how the family home was decorated (re:cluttered and dated), so I’ve paid special attention to a certain aesthetic in constructing furniture.

When you first move in to a place, what do you set up first? If you’re a student, it’s probably the couch and TV so you can crash with some Chinese food after a long day of heavy lifting.SONY DSC

I constructed my simple TV and speaker stands with some leftover IKEA shelves, 24″ black iron pipe and pipe flanges.  Total budget: $60.  I was surprised to find that the flanges were the most expensive component. I think there’s no explanation needed on construction, but I found it helpful to quickly scrub the pipe with a coarse sponge and brake cleaner to remove the factory grease.  This ended up giving them a perfectly smooth, non-greasy finish with an interesting patina.

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You can get the hardware at any local hardware store, and the length of pipe puts the sound stage and LCD screen at just the right viewing height.  It’s a rock-solid setup, and quite narrow so the room feels even bigger.

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