previous episode, I had built 5 panels. Until this weekend, I had only hung 4 of them. I postponed hanging the last one because I had to do something with the ceiling light fixture that was almost directly over my listening position.
This weekend, I went to the Home Despot and picked up a few knick-knacks to finish the project. These were a hanging lamp, some wood-screw eyelets, some hooks and drywall anchors.
First, I took out the existing ceiling light fixture, and replaced it with the hanging lamp (which incidentally was chosen because it was cheap at $30 not because I have any delusions about my interior design skillz). I deliberately did not cut the length of the cord down, instead ran it over to a hook I anchored in the ceiling a few feet to the left. Oh, and in case it wasn't obvious, I did this work with the power off.
With the light out of the way, I set myself to the problem of hanging the panel from the ceiling. I had been mulling on the problem for a while but still only had a fuzzy idea about how this was going to work. First, I drilled some pilot holes into the panel boards close to the corners and screwed in 4 eyelets.
Next, I took some wire (of the sort you find on the back of picture frames) and, consulting the interubez for knot tying lessons, I made four pieces with loops on either end (about 10cm long). One end loop on the eyelet, the other end to be hooked onto the ceiling hooks.
Can I hear the difference? That would be a resounding yes. Countless times have I read the words, "tighter sound" and wondered that actually meant. Now I know. Tighter is exactly the right adjective.