To make the 6’ verticals, a 2’ segment was bolted to a 4’ segment with two bolts, with a hand-width of overlap.

The pine board was cut in half to provide two wheel carriages each 18” long, and the outer corners of each were cut off and filed.

The laptop sits on its own small table, also on casters, that was purchased at a used office furniture store. A folding metal chair purchased at Value Village (a thrift store) with a generous stack of cushions on it completes the studio. The cushions are held down with a bungee cord. To let in plenty of light, the east and west windows are covered only in faux-rice-paper vinyl films, which also filter out ultraviolet. (See background photo.) 

During the final tightening of the bolts, I fine-tuned the structure to get everything nice and right-angled. During this process, I found it helpful to tie the frame to the computer table to keep it upright. The holes for the centerline carriage bolts on the wheel carriages were made after fine-tuning.

To support the clothesline co-use, I waterproofed the frame by adding a double thickness of polyethylene sheeting, and taped it on. 


I then added polypropylene cords and coated any steel in danger of getting wet with duct tape. I used curtain hangers to pin up the corners of the curtain in back.

More improvements are in the works, but these involve finding translucent thermal insulation for the windows.