Why free standing?
It will need to transfer from one property to another at some point and likely one or more after that. Both current properties will be sold at some point, but the walls must also be accessible to plumbers, plasterers, electricians and whoever else, with relative ease and short-ish notice.
Can a simple frame be used which can be screwed to the wall to stop it falling over when he puts things on it.
Well, nothing must *damage* the walls. Not even the wallpaper...
I wondered about something 'press-fit' between floor and ceiling, but ruled that out quite quick. I suppose it could lean against the wall?
Why does it have to fit in his car?
So he can move it himself without calling upon me and mine, or suffering the complexity and expense of renting a Transit van... partly because the houses are only 5 minutes slow walk from each other. Literally, I could shoot arrows through the window of one while standing in the windows of the other.
What happens when he changes the car?
Well, based on previous changes.... I simply make fun of his weird choices, lack of mechnical knowledge, lack of appreciation and open-mindedness to new features (like no option for manual windows in 2010), before leaving him to sleep in the bed he made for himself. I help him when it breaks, but he pays the full price for it.
But unless the Swift breaks, he won't change it.
I'd perhaps see if you can get him to wiggle on his requirements
Oh jeez, believe me
, I'm working on that!!!
He's really in love with the idea of being the stubborn old man, stuck in the old ways and knowing better than anyone else...
Male hair loss is supposed to be hereditary, for which I'm quite glad, but at this rate I'll be Yul Brynner before the month is out!
This ^^^, so much this... Is he taking it with him on holiday so it feels like he's at home or something weird?
Wouldn't surprise me....
Nah, he's moving out to do up the existing property for sale, into a place that is still under rental contract lease or something, after which it also becomes his, but must remain pristine so he can then sell it on after a year... I'll be honest, property lease things bore me and I switched off while he talked through it!
It actually sounds like he wants a display wall to hang some "manly" stuff on.
Pretty much... although he's not much of a painter, I know he's highly skilled with broadsword, quarterstaff and musket. He was a student at the same martial arts class as me and I've seen him shoot.
Cannot fault his reasons for the weaponry.
Possibly wedge it up to the ceiling with folding wedges?
Thought of that - Ceiling is too soft, apparently. Thick carpet might be an issue too.