Wednesday Woodworking – helping the electician

With all the work going on at the house, it’s a little difficult to get any woodworking done.  My outside shop is filled with the new kitchen appliances and my table saw is trapped between the new stove and the new sink.  I did manage to get one small project done – a soffit box for the wiring.  We had a sub-panel installed in the laundry room and the wires coming out of the box needed to be covered.  My electrician tells me that by the building code the wires need to be protected by either steel or 1.5 inches of wood.  We decided the best plan was to build a frame out of 2x4s and cover it with drywall.  It had to be done in time for the rough inspection so I went ahead and pulled my chop saw and pocket hole jig out of the shop and built this:

It isn't pretty but it passed inspection.

It isn’t pretty but it passed inspection.

I did mange to get some time to work on the cross and cut out 2 more church mice, but not enough to take a picture of.  There is more of the soffit box but the space it is in is so small that I couldn’t get a good picture of the whole thing but I think you get the idea.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop.


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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4 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – helping the electician

  1. gpcox says:

    At least you got it all done and it passed inspection, eh? You’re quite handy to have around. I’m sure the cross would understand and we’ll be here patiently awaiting the next pix.


  2. How frustrating; but with a little ingenuity and some patience I know you will work it all out.


    • Andrew says:

      This project is testing but my ingenuity and patience but it’s starting to come together and I am hoping for great results.


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