I Need a Man, Or…

Stymied.

Stymied.

My muscles and telekinesis skills are equally ineffective.

I need to either get married or start building bookcases out of balsa. Or just borrow a husband…again.

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Editor & content director for Popular Woodworking, ABD PhD focused on early modern drama, freelance content and copy editor/writer, ailurophile
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17 Responses to I Need a Man, Or…

  1. freonguy says:

    Oh my!

  2. Bartee says:

    rent don’t own…

  3. Zach says:

    Lift it with books – one at a time under alternating ends until you can slide it back…

  4. David says:

    How about a dolly?

  5. Mike Davis says:

    I have always worked alone, I learned early on the advantages of leverage, wheels, and the inclined plane. Use your mind for working out a plan, gathering the right tools, and putting every mechanical advantage to work for you. And if all else fails an offering of cold beer works wonders.

  6. J.C. says:

    That’s all we’re good for? Armchair quarterbacking? C’mon, I’m sure there’s a Rent-A-Hubby outlet near you. They’re good for all sorts of things, yard work, auto repair, bug elimination as well as lifting heavy objects. And if you call now, they’ll throw in a complimentary upgrade to one that cooks too. Backyard barbecue? No problem, call now, operators are standing by…

  7. toolnut says:

    We’re overrated.

  8. richmondp says:

    You’ve seen that bumper sticker: “I may be just a man, but I can move a refrigerator.” Or some such.

  9. miathet says:

    Call it sculpture? Homage to incomplete trees or somesuch….

  10. wb8nbs says:

    You could try a couple of bumper jacks.

  11. wortheffort says:

    Husband would say it’s good where it is.

  12. John Wolf says:

    Helium balloons. That’s how the Egyptians did it.

  13. SteveM says:

    If you don’t care to go looking for some strapping young lads to help you out then build cribbing using 2×4’s or other scrap wood to slowly raise it up to the height needed.

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