|Project by uutank||posted 06-08-2010 12:12 AM||2249 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Ok have you ever had a project that looked great on paper but didn’t work in the real world? Enter my second “built in project” The 1st picture you can see the entire project. Use your imagination and rather than 5 drawers picture just 3 ..long ones ,, with a largest on the bottom and getting smaller as you go up. We are talking nearly or just over 4 foot in length and 22 inches deep..3/4 in MDF ..and it looked and worked great till you actually sat on the window seat after which you couldn’t get the drawers open .see the above white drawers .. (that is the smaller 2.)....so not to be stopped I simply built a insert that replaced the 3 with 5 and now you can park a trunk on it and no sag.
Which brings me to the project ..my wife said ” Ray what are you going to do with the drawers”? I planed on tossing them on the burn pile.. She said what about making one into a book case. I told her , in a rather holier than thou ” you can’t do that ..it’s against the code” .. she gave me the dove eye look to which I repeated ” The code is the code ..you can;t make something out of something else..it would be wrong”
She walked over turned it on it’s end and darned if it didn’t look like a book case .. So out to the shop ..placed a 1/4 sheet of birch plywood on the sides to hide the holes where the sides had been ..framed it out in sapelle ,added some round feeties, used 1/2 framed out plywood for the shelf, and painted it brown.. I wiped the paint off the sapelle as soon as I put it on as it gave it a darker richer tone but blended well with the rest.. So there you have it.. You can go against the code.. Mary is very pleased.