OSB Projects #1: Round Front Bedside Tables

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Blog entry by bobkberg posted 01-13-2010 09:33 PM 3870 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been working on these for almost a year now. As with any serious project, I build a prototype/model out of cardboard full scale.

The main reason for the cardboard is so that we can slice/dice/tape/glue the prototype into what we want. The prototype in the photo above is in its 3rd or 4th incarnation in cardboard alone.

The top section contains a lazy susan with dividers to hold up books – both of us like to read in bed, and jump from one book to another depending on our mood. Before anyone asks – yes, the books would fly off if we spun it fast.

The curved front drawers were the hardest part of this project. I didn’t even bother to take photos of all the approaches I tried – suffice to say that the project lapsed for a few months while I tried to figure out how best to approach the problem.

Thanks for all the help! I’m on my way. More later on.


-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 01:06 AM

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 01:26 AM

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