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04-08-2011 12:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: book shelves bed frame

Attached is a picture of my plans. I want to build two pieces for furniture for my cramped apartment living.

Short summary of my idea of furnature;
I love the minimalistic look, but also very bold and well built. I don’t like all the skinny, cheaply built Ikea furniture.

So for this project, I have a book shelf with a center 2”Thick 14”Wide 7’Tall “spine” that will be dado-ed to support some shelves of thinner 1” #1 Hardness Pine. The spine of the shelve will be hallowed out slightly to allow the Electronics / Projector cords to run up and down behind the book shelve. I do not want to see any cables. Also a small dimmer switch will be installed at head level to allow dimming of small halogen lights installed on the upper book shelves (These lights will allow for movie theater lighting)

The second part of my drawing is the bedframe. Its a simple platform bedframe. Also using 14” Wide boards of pine to give the bed a “Sitting on wood look” I have three drawers on both sides to help with limited storage.

I have two major questions… Also any other input you have would be much appreciated!

1. On the books shelve. How do I keep the shelves from bowing over time?

2. For the bedframe, want to keep the same grain pattern on the drawers. I plan on finding “push” style drawer hinges so I just have to tap on the drawer and it will pop out. What tool would be used to cut out the drawer faces perfectly from the same wood?

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 09:05 AM

Quite a nice design. The only thing I can think of is an edging strip to help prevent sagging.

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