30 Days to build a bookshop: Day 11
Still feeling pretty gutted that Gary can’t get started yet so was feeling quite unmoored all day. Couldn’t seem to figure out what to next so decided to just keep going even if I didn’t quite have a coherent plan yet. Decided to take the beams down from the ceiling. There’s these slatted beams that are underneath the suspended ceiling and some of them have lights attached. I tried using a hacksaw to cut the nails which was getting me nowhere so I grabbed the saw and went straight through the wood on a couple of beams. After that there was enough space between them that I could use a hammer to hang them out the side and lower them down. They’re nice looking wood so I’m going to save them and use them for the counter if they work. Here’s me doing some beam removal
I then went to start taking down the suspended ceiling and *oh my days* it is terrifying up there. The first time wasn’t coming very easily then suddenly it sort of snapped in two and plaster dust and rubble just poured down on me. That happened a few more times but I managed to get most of it down. I was delighted to discover that even though the plaster is falling down and there are live wires hanging all over the place (some with scorch marks! What the hell) there was also a few little treats waiting for me up there.
The first was this great sign. I was told that before it was a tattoo studio it was a tailors. But I can’t figure out what this sign was for. Maybe a golf supplies shop? No