Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'design'

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Corner Bookshelf

04-20-2008 02:22 AM by Chips | 7 comments »

When I read about challenge 04 in Popular Woodworking Newsletter my first thought was to give it a try. The next thought was to design something that didn’t look like a box. Then I remembered that I had turned a square book case 45 degrees and put it into a corner. From there I took inspiration from other project I have built. A Corner Pantry Cabinet I built for my daughter and a reproduction of a 200 year old spice box that I built for my wife. When you add to that my enjoyment of carving...

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Challenge 04 : French bookcase by jeanmarc

04-19-2008 06:38 PM by jeanmarc | 6 comments »

Hello lumberjocks community, I show you my bookcase’s design for the challenge. His fabrication is easy, here the materials used in his conception (French measure) :- 1 Plywood 1200×2425 x 8 (mm)- 4 mdf 1650×400 x 10 (mm) Drawing of my bookcase : —————————————————————————————— The bookcas...

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Bookcase Challenge Entry

04-18-2008 11:49 PM by FreddieB | 5 comments »

First off I’d like to say thank you to everyone for the warm welcome to Lumberjocks, you seem like a really friendly bunch. The thing that influenced my design of this bookcase is my design for a desk that I will be building for my office. The desk that I will be building has a set of file drawers the can be seen from the side so that it shows off the details for the joinery, so I thought I would incorporate a set of drawers at the bottom of this bookcase. The drawers are a lighter color...

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Greene and Greene influenced bookcase design

04-18-2008 01:45 AM by RLS | 2 comments »

This bookcase design is my interpretation of a combination of some Greene and Greene designs. Unfortunately, my computer skills are not good enough to show the details. In the 3D file, for example(which created the rendered drawing below), I couldn’t get the proportions of the feet right (they are not as flat as they appear in the rendered drawing, below). Nor could I get the crown moulding “cloud lift” detail to show except as some dashed lines. Further, one aspect of t...

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My Bookcase Entry

04-17-2008 06:03 AM by Thuan | 5 comments »

For your consideration is my bookcase design entry. Before I approach this contest, I had to think about what the core of the the contest is about. I had to understand what the result should be and then put my spin on it. Chances are, it would have to have to be a unique spin on an ancient piece of furniture that is universally appealing. This has to be photogenic to compete with the other wood working magazine, and yet has a calling to the Popular woodworkers. I beging with the ...

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Sliding Dovetail Bookcase for challenge

04-16-2008 05:44 PM by wheresmytools | 3 comments »

I’ve never used SketchUp, but do like coming up with different designs. And Sketchup seems to be pretty easy to come up to learn. I made a similar bookcase with stopped dadoes but it wasn’t too sturdy. So I had to nail on a back panel, making it one-sided. This one has sliding dovetails making it easy to make up and fast to assemble. The SketchUp makes the dovetails easy; just draw a rectangle, use the pencil to draw the area that the router bit would cut out and then use t...

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Bookcase for the Challange

04-14-2008 07:46 AM by GaryK | 21 comments »

Well, here is my entry for the bookcase challenge. It’s meant to be constructed using standard frame and panel construction using solid wood, exceptfor the back which would be plywood. I have never seen a bookcase on wheels before, so that dictated the smaller size. Too heavy and itwouldn’t roll very easily on carpet. The advantages to a bookcase on wheels is the ability to move itfrom room to room or around the room without having to empty it. The reason for it opening ...

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04-14-2008 04:28 AM by nicholas | 6 comments »

I saw this design challenge just surfing the net one day. I just so happened to be working on a bookcase design of my own. So here it is. In my design is made to be broken down easily to be shipped. So the spacers are made of metal. I don’t know if that qualifies for the challenge. But it is just a design. They could easily be made out of wooden dowels or even antiqued cooper pipe for that matter. In my mock ups I used white ash. One is done natural with a tung oil and wax fini...

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The Tree of Knowledge

04-14-2008 12:19 AM by WoodworkingNerd | 8 comments »

When I learned about the bookcase design challenge I immediately wanted to design this bookshelf. I came up with the original idea when I took a furniture design class at BYU from Kip Christensen. I decided then to fully design and build a different project which I will post later on my blog. I draw inspiration for this project from, well… trees. What better inspiration is there to a woodworker? As I designed this project ideas kept flowing and the end product just kept getting bette...

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I Rise to the Challenge ... sort of

04-11-2008 03:48 PM by Hibernicvs | 4 comments »

Okay, here’s my best shot. I tried to use “sketch up,” but I figured that, combined with tax time (I’m a CPA) the frustration was too much. I hand-drew my idea from a sketch I made during singing practice a few weeks ago, while listening to the Basses and Baritones (or, if you want an inside joke, the Third and Fourth Tenors) screw up their parts while the director tore out what little hair he has left. Of course, I did this while watching some weird Sherlock Holmes...

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