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-- Martina, Houston, TX





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papadan

1136 posts in 1999 days


#1 posted 1839 days ago

Looks just like the plans I draw up for my projects. They always work for me!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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pommy

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#2 posted 1839 days ago

Works for me only one thing you might want to show is your drawer design showing sides and dimentions and joints

just a thought

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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majeagle1

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#3 posted 1839 days ago

My personal opinion would be for #4 or #5, leaning more towards #4 but with the second level of drawers being larger ( like # 5 )............... either one you choose that fits your mom’s needs, I am sure will turn out beautiful.

good luck and a big welcome to LJ’s, the most addictive site on the internet…........

can’t wait to see your blog and the one you chose.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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papadan

1136 posts in 1999 days


#4 posted 1839 days ago

Oooops, we’re supposed to choose one? I like #6 myself.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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LesB

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#5 posted 1839 days ago

I think #4 and #5 appear to have the best balance.
Be sure to pay attention to the orientation and selection of the wood grain; especially if you are using a wood with bold grain patterns like oak. It can really affect the appearance of a large project like this.

-- Les B, Oregon

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rwyoung

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#6 posted 1839 days ago

I’d follow a KISS rule here and make the case construction as simple as possible. You can dress up the edges of plywood easily enough and spend some time experimenting with grain and finishing to make the transition pretty invisible. The face frame of solid wood and inset drawers would be nice. From a brief look at the drawings, this sort of points at #4.

Having said that, another major consideration should be what kind of furniture style your Mom enjoys. What types are already in the house and would your design compliment or compete?

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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EricW

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#7 posted 1839 days ago

i like the length of #3, but the design of #4.

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Jbower500

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#8 posted 1839 days ago

Ok here is my 2 cents. 1 or 2. I would like 1 will the bottom rail like 2 has. More ways to place items into 1. Also you can put a two tier insert into some of the draws.

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firefytrdan

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#9 posted 1839 days ago

All very good designs. For my taste I like #4.

-- Hey! who cut one?

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dustbunny

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#10 posted 1839 days ago

Okay, I read your blog and understand that you are working with only hand tools, and not sure about tackling the larger projects. With that in mind I am between 1 and 2, leaning toward 2. These both are great designs and certainly projects that don’t seem like they will be too overwhelming.
That would be my choice, then I would be sure to be able to finish it by Christmas and maybe add some special touches too !

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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Billp

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#11 posted 1839 days ago

I like number 4

-- Billp

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sandhill

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#12 posted 1839 days ago

#5 does it for me. Good luck with the project and post them pictures.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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sarge

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#13 posted 1838 days ago

#4 WOULD BE MY PICK. BUT, I WOULD PUT A LONG DRAWER ON THE BOTTOM IN PLACE OF THE OPEN AREA. THIS WOULD BE GOOD FOR LARGE PLATTERS OR LINENS. GO GET UM.

-- GOD CREATED THE EARTH WITH TREES, GOD CREATED MAN WITH BRAINS TO MAKE A SAW. THE REST IS UP TO US. LETS MAKE SOME SAW DUST.

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pommy

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#14 posted 1838 days ago

i seem to of forgotten to put my number in sorry i like number 4 but i still think you should put your drawer specks in

AND SORRY FOR NOT PUTTING NUMBER IN FIRST TIME I’M ABLOODY FOOL OR JUST PLAIN STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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tooldad

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#15 posted 1810 days ago

This reminds me why I am spending a week in the computer lab with my students and teaching them the basics of sketchup. However I have seen worse sketches.

Don’t get me wrong, these aren’t bad. there is just not information to build the project. And it could be that these are just concepts and that makes sense. No matter what, check out google skecthup. It has a learning curve, but once you somewhat learn the basics, it makes taking the guesswork out of dimensions and scale a lot easier.

As for design choice. It is all about the function. I design projects based on the need, then try to dress them up. You should have seen what I went through to redo my 7×8 office this past summer.

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