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Mafe's work shop #1: Alcove - man needs rest in his nest...

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Alcove
man needs rest in his nest…

Alcove for the new work shop, when I got my work shop app a year ago, I decided that it would be nice to have a place to crash and also to rest when I had a day with neck pains.
So when I saw a pile of old windows in the street, I brought them to the shop and started putting things together.

At the moment the work shop is closed down for restore, the alcove removed – but just got the message that I can move back in at the 20 of December, so I look forward to get back.
Though I have decided to not put up the alcove again and bought one of these inflatable mattresses instead, in this way I get more space and can lay in front of the stove, looking into the flames instead.


Here the back room when I just moved in, it was this corner I decided to make into a alcove.


So first a basic frame, made to fit the recycled windows.


In the shop room I made a nice shelf that would become a part of the inside, to put little things and candles and yes to give it a look that made it ‘as if it had always been there’.


With the 66 I made gave edge some life and vintage look.


A fascinating tool, so fast and easy to bring a little extra life.
Go slowly deeper and deeper, like this you will get a crisp finish.
You can make the same with a scratch stock.


Some of the windows need a little trimming, but this is easy with a good workbench and a dead man…
A dead man: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/32968


When all was put together, it was just to paint.


Tataaaa, the alcove is now a reality.
Two of the windows are functioning as the entrance and under is there room for storage.


Here my sweet daughter, have no idea what she is doing.
As you can see I cut a mattress to fit the strange shape.


Here it is, a little dust free spot to lay down and rest.
A cave in the cave.


But as I said, when I move back this will be the place where I will sleep if I stay a night.


And for the day rest, will be done like this.
I have become quite fond of the hammocks.


Like here in my living room.
You can see more about this hammock here: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/37720

Thank you for watching hope no one fell asleep, perhaps it can inspire to a nap…

Best thoughts,

Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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lew

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#1 posted 233 days ago

Mads,
You certainly have a talent for turning any area into a warm and inviting space.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 233 days ago

i really did love the alcove, but if you were going to rest on your laurels wood, lol then in front of the fire would be so nice…maybe someday i will have an idea on how to rest in the shop in front of the fire…so glad you have a very soon move in date, im cheering , oh yes i am, just think, its almost like moving into a new shop all over again…get to set it up, get out the tools, wow, maybe there should be a moving in party….hot dogs roasting over an open wood stove fire….jack frost nipping at your nose…lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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kiefer

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#3 posted 233 days ago

Hi Mads
Glad to hear you are moving back in soon but I think you will miss that nice a cosy alcove ,looks so comfortable .
We had the pleasure of sleeping on a air mattress for a month when we where renovating a house but I sure don’t miss it .
Stay well and enjoy the move back !

-- Kiefer 松

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 233 days ago

Mads, I’m looking forward to your narrative on the December 20’th move. Will you have much in the way of interior work to do before moving in? Will the stove be installed? Take care.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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stefang

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#5 posted 233 days ago

I’m glad to hear that you will be back in your shop soon Mads. The alcove idea is good. Unfortunately your photos didn’t appear for me. Just a small blue box with a question mark.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bricofleur

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#6 posted 233 days ago

Hi Mads, Great project and well done. It looks so inviting that I wonder if it’s to be used as a women cave in a man’s cave? LOL

Thanks for sharing.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Brit

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#7 posted 233 days ago

Nice use of space Mads. Looking forward to you being back in the shop.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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toolmike

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#8 posted 233 days ago

Love the alcove!

cheers,
Mike

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patron

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#9 posted 233 days ago

this is good news mads

like mike
the pictures don’t show for me either
yet in other blogs they do

happy for you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 233 days ago

Dec 20th!! Great. The alcove will be a well needed place. You will need a drawing board in there for ideas that pop into you head while relaxing….................oh and an ice bucket to keep the beer or wind chilled!!

cheers, my friend!!..............................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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KayBee

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#11 posted 233 days ago

Laying on the floor, er air mattress, and watching a fire is always great! That alcove was pretty clever with the storage underneath.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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lanwater

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#12 posted 233 days ago

What?? Relaxing in the shop?

Alright… enjoy it when you get back your shop. December 20th is my younger son’s birthday.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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nobuckle

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#13 posted 233 days ago

That’s wonderful news. The resting place is a great feature. That Stanley No. 66 puts a nice detail on those edges. I’m glad for you. Take care.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 233 days ago

Mads not long now :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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stefang

12537 posts in 1930 days


#15 posted 233 days ago

Got the photos this time Mads. The alcove was nice, but being near the oven looks warmer. I’m waiting for the moving in party!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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