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Project by TrBlu posted 09-15-2012 04:45 PM 1037 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend has a game cards & comic book store. He asked me to design and build a Comic Book Display for his store.

Six shelves for comic books, two storage selves in back. Display is on 3” locking casters for easy mobility.

My friend gets the fun of filling in the voids in the plywood, sanding smooth and painting to match his store fixtures. He plans to put a curtain on the back of the cabinet.

He has already placed an order for another to match this one.

It’s not fine furniture, but fits the function.

Thanks for looking.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim





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Dallas

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#1 posted 09-15-2012 04:58 PM

Function sometimes wins over form!

A lot of stuff I have built is nothing more than stuff to hold other stuff. They don’t have to look good, just be functional.

There is a two level book stand behind the dining table that holds the manuals I use for various things. It is nothing more than rough cut ACX 3/4” plywood but since no one ever see’s it, it doesn’t have a need to be anything better.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Roz

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#2 posted 09-15-2012 06:18 PM

Definitely functional, I am impressed with your creative use of dimensional lumber in the design and construction. Good job.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 09-15-2012 07:00 PM

Function is usually a priority. We like it beautiful, but it has to be useful.

Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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grizzman

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#4 posted 09-15-2012 09:59 PM

really nice cabinet there, that must have been fun…

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

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TrBlu

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 04:18 PM

Thanks everyone. This was a fun build. The fun part was finding the way to support everything without overbuilding the structure. Fully loaded these displays will contain over 100 pounds of paper.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 09-16-2012 04:25 PM

Good job , Customers are not always willing to pay for fine furniture. Looking at the sides ,I think I would have rounded the corners to make it little safer if some one were to trip an fall on it,it wouldn’t take much just some 80 grit and a ROS. Just a thought.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TrBlu

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#7 posted 09-16-2012 04:34 PM

Thanks Jim.

The display will be getting a near automotive treatment with bondo and enamel paint. All of the edges will be blunted and rounded with the final finish. I will try to add a pic after he finishes it to match his store fixtures.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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