Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Silence of the Slam

I have long been a fan of the weekly blog carnival Works for Me Wednesday.

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It’s origins go all the way back to Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer, and was recently passed to Kristen at We are THAT Family.

And today is my debut WFMW post.

Here is Seth’s monstrosity of a toy chest – lovingly hand-crafted for Jim by his grandfather 30 years ag0.  It is big, and it is solid.  Which means that when you open and shut the hinged doors on the front, you get an oh-so-loud SLAM!!!

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I couldn’t figure out a way to quiet the inevitable noise, yet I wanted Seth to be able to enjoy it.  So…….

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I stuck two self-adhesive plastic discs to the frame.  You know, the things that you are supposed to place on the back of framed and hung artwork so that it rests evenly against the wall?

They are the perfect size, unobtrusive, and just dense enough to absorb the sound when the two wooden doors hit the frame.

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See?!  Isn’t that great?  (Well, great, if you look past the exposed wood; apparently, I need to do some touch up work.)

A toy box lid that is easy on the ears?  Works for me!


Angela said...

Great thinking!! I've never heard of WFMW--I've got some blog hopping to do. You know, after I feed my boys breakfast. LOL

MaryBeth said...

Good work! Enjoy the silence.

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Brilliant!! I love that!
I wish I had a fun hand me down like that. Y'all will treasure that for years. Especially with the sound-proof addition! Great job!