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Offline Deadskins

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Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« on: February 06, 2013, 10:37 AM »
So, immediately following the election, a bunch skilled carpenters, steel and HVAC engineers and bomb-proof glass experts started a new home improvement project in front of the White House.  It would eventually become the Presidential Parade Viewing Stand.  Probably cost a gazillion dollars.  They started dismantling it this week.  I thought these pictures I took today were interesting.  Behind all the steel and bomb-proof glass was just a bunch of white pine 2x4s supporting some 2x12s.  Probably not a lot of Festool products used.  But,still interesting that it was just an embellished wood home improvement project for a really important customer.

PS: Note the Secret Service Officer in the foreground.  8)
PPS: I also included a picture I took of the White House dome right before the Parade.  That is not exactly a 22 that the sniper is holding. [wink]
Ranny

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 02:51 PM »
They're just image-stabilized binoculars, Ranny.  The really good toys are out of sight, not shouldered unless there's a need, and are not generally fired off-hand in any case. 

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Offline Greg Powers

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 07:16 PM »
Wow the money that is spent on stuff used for a few hours... It would be nice if the lumber was recycled into a home for the under privileged.
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Offline Deadskins

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 09:25 PM »
Good point about waste.  What is even worse is the viewing stand opposite Penn Ave was 3 times bigger and reserved for VIPs (large donors?)!
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Offline pghmyn

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 11:03 PM »
Good point about waste.  What is even worse is the viewing stand opposite Penn Ave was 3 times bigger and reserved for VIPs (large donors?)!
Oh, but you know, they "deserve" it.
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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 11:14 PM »
Lets keep this thread on track about the stand construction and lumber reuse, and not venture off into politics,  and such.


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Offline Roger Savatteri

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 11:54 PM »
Wow the money that is spent on stuff used for a few hours... It would be nice if the lumber was recycled into a home for the under privileged.

hmmm,

Ever been to a movie set?
There are times whole sets are built for only a few minutes air time.
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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 04:17 PM »
Wow the money that is spent on stuff used for a few hours... It would be nice if the lumber was recycled into a home for the under privileged.

hmmm,

Ever been to a movie set?
There are times whole sets are built for only a few minutes air time.
  Yes, but if the set only knew it was supporting Megan Fox, it would be proud... Now wait for Paul-Marcel to join in since we just spoke-typed-uttered Megan's name...... [wink] [wink] [wink] [wink]
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 05:12 PM »
LOL  [tongue]  I saw the bat signal...

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 05:40 PM »
LOL  [tongue]  I saw the bat signal...


As in, "Who was that old bat?" 

 [poke]
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Offline kzcarp

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 08:16 AM »
It nice to see that the tradesmen who build for such important clients throw their junk under the deck.

kevin

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 05:42 PM »
LOL  [tongue]  I saw the bat signal...

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Or is that brat signal [wink]

(She may be a very nice and compassionate person, I just couldn't resist. Thinking they're all brats comes from raising 2 daughters I guess).

Tom

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Home Improvement to The White House being dismantled!
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2013, 02:27 PM »
LOL  [tongue]  I saw the bat signal...

(Attachment Link)

Or is that brat signal [wink]

(She may be a very nice and compassionate person, I just couldn't resist. Thinking they're all brats comes from raising 2 daughters I guess).

Tom
. In Paul Marcel's mind, Ms Fox is perfect
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....