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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 2303 days ago 1082 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My personal challenge is to create something for each of the LJ challenges. So far I’ve been able to meet that goal. This particular challenge was difficult 1) because I’m not much on designing and 2) I haven’t figured out that darned Sketchup yet… argh.

Goal:
I wanted to design a place where I could sit and read and have ready access to books for researching. I also wanted it to be just desk level so I could tuck it under a window.

Design:
  • A central table top area for reading is flanked on both sides by two book storage areas
  • The top half of each book storage area is for horizontal storage with vertical storage below.
  • The table top is a flip-top with a shallow storage area underneath providing room for highlighters, stickie notes, notepads and pens (see adaptation drawing in comments section. Thanks to Lip for the idea)
Measurements:
  • table top is 24” high and 15” deep
  • horizontal storage areas are 12” deep and 8” wide and sit 2” from top of table
  • vertical storage areas (lower sections) are 10” in the areas closest to the table and 8” for the outside areas (and 8” wide)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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Partridge

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#1 posted 2303 days ago

cool concept

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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motthunter

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#2 posted 2303 days ago

interesting concept. How will you add strength to the center panel that will sit 22 inches from the bottom? Maybe you should also leave room on the top for a comfy cushion?

-- making sawdust....

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dlcarver

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#3 posted 2303 days ago

Respectfully Ms. Debbie…. I could be wrong, but your overall dimensions come out to 24”...., but when you break it down in the middle it only adds up to 22” ? Did you allow for the thickness of the wood ? I hope you don’t mind…... it is better to discover your mistakes before they are reality and have to scrap it.
I comment in a friendly way. I don’t usually discover these things ‘till it’s too late.
NICE DESIGN THOUGH ! I LIKE IT !
DAVE

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2303 days ago

oh yah.. the wood thickness and all those technical things :)

22: 24… ah.. sure I can count! lol darned calculator hehe

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2303 days ago

Deb,

I am with you. Sometimes it is better just to jump in and make some sawdust and worry about the technical details later. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#6 posted 2303 days ago

Deb
Thats quite unique. I think its a very creative idea.
Bruce

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2303 days ago

I just solved the addition problem
the table sits 24” high .
and the first book shelves are only at 22” high so the books are a couple inches below the top of the table.

darn.. and I already threw the calculator in the garbage.. doh

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#8 posted 2303 days ago

Cool Debbie. Functional Desigh.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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GaryK

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#9 posted 2303 days ago

Very interesting Debbie. I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like it. Good luck.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 2303 days ago

Hi Ms. Executive Director;

Wow, you sure have colorful books. You sure they’re research books?

Creative design, and appears to be very practical.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 2302 days ago

spirituality books—come in ALL colours and shapes :)

thanks everyone for the feedback.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 2302 days ago

And thanks to CanadianWoodChuck for this Sketchup version of the bookcase:

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 2302 days ago

A clever design!

It looks to me like your getting the hang of using Sketchup.

I’ve finally learned how to spell it correctly.;o)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 2302 days ago

Yes I’ve learned how to do it—get someone else to do it for you!! :)
I can get a rectangle but that’s about it :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 2302 days ago

My bookcase keeps getting better and better. Thanks to Lip for this adaptation. I like this! A place for highlighters, stickies, note paper and pens. (And it also gives that bit of stability suggested above).

Thanks for the idea and the work put into drawing it up.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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