It started with a 3,000 pound solid concrete conference room table that my husband built in our garage at home. First he built the table as a single 16 ft x 5 ft solid slab of concrete, which everyone said wouldn’t work. Then came the “you will never be able to move that table all the way to the office” comments from everyone who came to see it, including me! Yes, I admit, I couldn’t see how he could possibly move something so heavy. Neither could anyone else. Yet each time someone doubted his ability to move the table I saw his resolve and determination grow stronger, and I realized that he would indeed figure out a way to move that table if only to prove to everyone out there that he could.
And so over the holiday he did exactly that – he moved that massive table from our home to the new office and he figured out a way to get it safely into the building and in place without damaging the table or the office. It was something I had to see for myself to believe. It took around six hours to complete the task of moving the table into place and it took a group of people and some serious muscle and some amazing engineering to do, but it was successfully done. I tried to capture pictures along the way to show exactly how it was moved, but I wasn’t at the house when they loaded it up so I could only get the photos from the time they arrived at the office until we moved it in. See photos below:
Conference Table in the garage
just after lifting the table off the trailer
flipping the table on its side
- prepping the table for the dolly
rolling it into the office on two sheets of 1/2″ mdf to protect the carpets
even a superhero needs to catch his breath
SEE! I told you it was possible!
setting up the sawhorse again – yes that is me doing the heavy lifting
getting it centered
Note the big smile screaming “I knew I could do it!” and “They don’t call me MacGyver for nothing!!”
and we are lifting again
The sweet view of SUCCESS!
One word – WOW!!!
And so you can see that he definitely proved that where there is a will there is a way. I have to give Rollin serious props for what he accomplished. It looks incredible and I doubt there is another conference room table like it out there. THANK YOU Rollin for all of your hard work and for being strong willed enough to prove to all of us that nothing is impossible when you put your mind to it.
We are starting to put the rest of the furniture in place and although we are still waiting on our artwork for the lobby walls, some furniture still being shipped in, and getting our private offices decorated - the office has really come a long way this last week. And so we are able to at least work in our new office while we are finishing the rest of getting all moved in. Our goal is to be 100% finished with the space before Christmas so we can throw a big opening party and invite everyone over for good food and a little celebration.
Last, here are some photos of the front lobby progress. Note that Rollin also re-did the front desk from the old one to this amazing new one. He did the concrete top on this to match the conference table. And once the prints arrive for the lobby it will be absolutely gorgeous!
front desk complete (except one burned out light bulb to replace)
one side of the lobby – it just needs the mirror above the couch hung still
the other side of the lobby – just needs artwork hung over the chairs now
Have a great Monday everyone. I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving Holiday celebration with lots of good food and family. ~Amy
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