Challenge 04: Concept for a larger project

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Blog entry by ThreeJs posted 04-19-2008 10:24 PM 1374 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this simple proof of concept project for my house. My ultimate goal, (when I get the time, money, and tools) is to replace this:

My current shop would be hard pressed to complete even this first project, but I think we will get there eventually.

So here is the concept shelf.

It is a wall hanging model, that when built will probably not go on the wall shown above, but will hang in the room, and hold some of our collections. I designed these shelves with Cherry and Maple in mind, but am not married to these species of hardwood for the project.

The sides and shelves will be made of solid material. The back of the shelves will be the exception, and will be made from 1/2” plywood. Optionally the cleats can be made of 3/8” plywood as well.

I left off the hinges, as I did not have the time to draw them, but I think euro style or barrel hinges would work well for this project

Let me know what you think. Comments and criticisms are always welcome.

Here is the file.

-- David, Charlotte NC

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#1 posted 04-20-2008 12:23 AM

Very cool!

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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#2 posted 04-20-2008 01:19 AM

This is a very interesting bookcase. I would be partial to the cherry and maple, since this is my favorite combination.

Good luck in the contest.

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

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#3 posted 09-16-2011 07:40 PM

Google Matthias Wandel. He makes some tools out of wood that just might speed up you journey. Very good concept!

-- jstegall

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