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Forum topic by Tightanium posted 01-04-2018 01:38 AM 537 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2018 01:38 AM

Hello guys! I’m a new guy here, I will introduce myself later as it is currently 2AM and my bed is calling for me. I drew this out on a piece of paper this morning during school and thought it would look like a nice piece on the wall, you can call it a shelf. I drew it out digitally, here it is:

I can’t really tell if it would look great as a shelf. Also I was first planning on using 3mm dowels however it looks like it would be pretty tricky. What joinery techniques would you recommend? Thank you very much!


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#1 posted 01-04-2018 02:04 AM

It will be tricky to cut all the joint angles
accurately but it can be done.

I suggest a biscuit joiner with a fence for
variable angles. Similar dowel joiners are
available but the cheap ones have issues
and the good ones are very pricey.

With rigorous precision I suppose dowel
holes could be drilled with a drill press.

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#2 posted 01-04-2018 02:19 AM

Hey Loren, thanks for the reply!
The bed could wait till morning, so I created this quick sketchup plan:

I’m starting to have hope in this. I changed the design a tad. What do you think?

EDIT: P.S, I know some of the cuts would be inefficient, as I said this is a quick plan :D

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#3 posted 01-04-2018 02:45 AM

Assembly may be like a puzzle with only
one path to success. It can be done. You
just have to think it through.

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#4 posted 01-04-2018 02:48 AM

Thanks. I’ll try it tomorrow with scrap wood. Cutting the angles right with my mitre saw is going to be fun…

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#5 posted 01-04-2018 03:34 AM

Everything is worth a try. How else would we come up with new stuff?

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#6 posted 01-04-2018 04:44 AM

Final design and dimensions:

I need 3 boards that are 20×115mm, 2 metres long each.
Total cost for me will be 25 euros ( $30 )

Tomorrow I’ll make a prototype using some uniform scrap wood, if it looks right, I’ll buy the boards and build it.
Thank you all!

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