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johnisf

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06-20-2012 11:27 AM

A couple of years ago I was browsing lumberjocks and stumbled on a piece of furniture that appeared to be a console or a credenza executed in a style that looked like a recent interpretation of a teak danish modern piece, with the face constructed of smaller rectangular pieces of various woods running horizontally. The natural colors of the woods made me think it was two or three different hardwoods. From what I can recall, it was similar to some of the patterns you see glass tiles common in modern style kitchens like this one:

The face of this console/credenza was curved in a subtle way (a gentle curve, not like Bombe), and from the photos I recalled seeing, the craftmanship was superb. I’d love to see that project again if anyone here recalled the same thing.

Alternatively, is there an established technique for asembling the pieces for the door in the way I describe? I know I could create a checkerboard effect easily by gluing, sawing and then regluing the parts offset. I don’t think I could achieve any randomness in the pattern that way, so does anyone have any suggestions?

Regards,
John


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Bobmedic

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#1 posted 06-20-2012 11:53 AM

The only thing I can think of is to cut the different pieces of wood in varying lengths and assemble them randomly like putting in a hardwood floor.

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 02:14 PM

I don’t think I could achieve any randomness in the pattern that way

If you have six different wood, throw a dice to decide in which pile of wood to pick the next board.

If you have less than six different woods you can still arange six piles of wood especially if you don’t have the same number of board for each variety.

If you have more, throw two dices.

Otherwise search on the web for a “random number generator”

edit : this one seems perfect:

http://www.random.org/integers/

if you have say 7 piles of wood ask to generate numbers between 1 and 7 where it says :
Each integer should have a value between °°° and °°°

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#3 posted 06-20-2012 02:20 PM

Dice come in pairs. If you only have one it is a ‘die’, LOL. Just thought I’d mention it and wasn’t trying to correct anyone’s spelling. My 4th grade teacher was an avid craps shooter and drilled into us the difference. She also taught us how to tell if a set of dice was leaded or light and how to watch for a crowned craps table…. she was a smart lady and could do card tricks that would blow your mind, even today with the internet.

(Edit)
She also use to give us stupid ones a chance at a good grade by rolling the dice…. can you tell I never won?

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

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Sylvain

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#4 posted 06-20-2012 02:37 PM

Si je l’avais écrit en français je n’aurais pas commis d’erreur.

But always eager to learn…

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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