Building the Set – Finding kitchen Cupboards – Blog 11
Building the Set – Finding Kitchen Cupboards
ManfreedintheKitchen.com Blog 11
A warning to all men out there, if you are going to spring an idea on your wife, like I did, it’s best if you have a plan laid out. I didn’t.
What I was doing was purely spontaneous. My wife called it “winging it”. Did I really know what I was doing?
Well in all truthfulness, I didn’t have a clue.
I had an end vision. It was the details in getting there that, according to my wife, we painfully lacking.
Once the cameras arrived I ordered a tripod and two production lights. They were cheap. I used them in the beginning for rehearsals. But in fact too cheap meant un-useable for a professional look. It proved to be an unfortunate waste of money.
Now I needed a set. I was creating a cooking show for the Internet so I needed a kitchen. What to do?
I’ve never been really good at construction. Measure twice and cut once is a good motto. It works for most people. It’s never worked for me. My only building accomplishments have been building boxes. Every person needs one success.
How to build a set?
I needed a bright idea time. First thing Monday morning I looked in the telephone book yellow pages. Yes there was a time when there was a hand held telephone book. I opened it to renovation companies and rang the first name on the list at precisely 9:00 a.m.
The boss answered instantly. “It’s your lucky day,” he said. “I’m demolishing a house this week and if you go over there tomorrow you can tear-out the kitchen cupboards”. He gave me an address.
With the help of an eight-four year old friend and six hours of un-screwing, pulling, bending, tearing and carrying I finally had my home-built trailer full of what I hoped was the base for a complete set.
Side-note: a home built utility trailer is a box on wheels.