It turns out that flooring projects are inherently underestimated. So while I'm finishing up such a project that I'll lament about later, here's another one that only took a handful of minutes: homemade slant board--BAM!
A little background. Christian's feet are jacked up. Like this kind of jacked up:
More specifically, extreme plantar fasciitis that has required years of semi-cripplehood, shots to the heels (shudder), a podiatrist named Petersen (Uuum, he pronounces it PED-erson. Someone should tell him that's a bit much.), and finally a physical therapist who necessitated the purchase of a slant board.
BUT, it turns out that two planks of wood that fit together at a 30 degree angle are suuuuuper expensive--some over $100 bones, those wily thieves. So we were like, forget that noise; we have a cornucopia of delicious saws and scrap wood that shall meet our footly needs.
SO, I pulled out the ol' Circular Saw of All Things Good and got to work.
I of course already had some wood, so I put the pattern I had sketched on some sssupple maple plywood, clamped her down (ps-Don't be a dummy (DAVE); always clamp down your workpiece when you're working with the number one culprit for finger amputations. Yeeeez.), and sliced it up.
After adjusting a bit for my thicker wood, I double checked this hog was at a 30 degree angle -the magic foot angle- and like I said: BAM. Slant board for like $2 and 15 minutes. Eat that, manufacturers of slant boards!