Scooby Doo Approves Rotating Wall
When I saw the plans for the revolving television, I have to admit I thought "Yeah, good luck with that, guys." When I saw the wall built and laying on it's side, 600 pounds of I-can't-lift-that, I thought "See, I was right. This isn't going to work."
As usual, I was wrong. The rotating TV wall has been installed (we're holding off putting the TV into it until I move into the loft). Although the original drive belt design was abandoned in favor of a pinion system, and a smaller gear was used for the hand crank, it works perfectly. You'd think that it would be difficult to rotate 600 lbs. but the gearing makes it almost effortless.
In its flush positions, the wall displays the TV in either the entertainment room or the kitchen. At 45 degree angles it can be viewed in the dining area, or the as-of-yet-undetermined-use area (pool table?).
In non-rotating-wall news, we passed most of the inspections yesterday. There were a couple of minor changes the fire department inspector requested, so we had to push the final inspection off until Monday afternoon. The Certificate of Occupancy is close. Keep your fingers crossed for me!