|Project by Renuraki||posted 03-03-2013 08:02 PM||2637 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Well here goes, now listen before i say too much you guys will have to understand i dont have a fancy doowapdeedo workdshop i have the mainstay carpenters power tools and a couple of folding plastic trestles to work on.
I dont have the fancy cinemagraphic editing tools your man stumpy has or the time/money to produce a grammy award winning short movie that olde Norm was capable of producing.
I do have a willingness to learn and after spending quite a long time “ooohing” and “ahhing” i thought i could add a few of the wee thing i do myself on no more of a budget that a packet of crisps.
I hope you like it.
A year or so ago i was asked to make a few radiator covers for a customer, she wanted them free standing so that she could still hand her went clothes on the radiator but she didnt want the covers the fall on the kids the first time they even waved a crayon at it.
Its an mdf condtruction and the panels are a sheet of 6mm mdf with a fleur de lea design cnc`ed into it, that i bought in my local DIY store.
Its a basic rail and stile frame it was one of my 1st real attempts at this type of joinery and after a few mistakes i got the joints near enough perfect. The outta columns were attatched from the back of the frame and dressed top and bottem with some skirting to add wieght to the look and to make it a little more architectual.
I built 3 in one day that hardest part was painting it. I kept this one as my wife thought it rocked, but i had to paint it. Mdf is easy to work with but a pain to get the routed edges smooth as the fibres swell unevenly as soon as it accepts the paint. So allot of sanding between coats of paint.
All in all i built 3 covers for less than £100 got paid £200 and got a free cover for the wife, it hasnt fallen over yet even with my toddler son run headfirst into it a few times.
If i make another cover i will dress all the cut edges of the mdf with solid timber and then route all joinery and hav my wife on standby with the hoover cause mdf is a dirty thing to work with.
Ive been Joe thanks for listening