|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 05-18-2013 04:29 AM||1500 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
05-18-2013 04:29 AM
So I’ve been pittling in the workshop this week making some quick little projects. I started out with a spice rack. Here’s a pic of it unfinished.
Then last night I started working on a lapdesk I saw on Pinterest. Here’s a pic before I cut the top of it. Cutting a 1×12 proved to be hard to do once my circular saw’s battery died. I did finally get it cut tonight. I wanted to stain it last night. I stained it tonight and painted the hardware black. Going to finish it off tomorrow. Here is what it looked like before the top and stain. Will post pics of it completed tomorrow.
So after posting my projects on facebook I had a lady contact me via private message asking me to build her something. Her request…. “can you build me…. a box… with four legs… and no sides?” LOL. I had her call me and I asked more questions about what she wanted. I was a bit intimidated at building something from scratch with no plans. And so I decided to create what I thought she wanted in sketchup to see what she thought. She was thrilled.
Here’s what I came up with based on her desires and dimensions she gave me. Simple enough. I guess she is going to wrap it in chicken wire and use it as a guniea pig cage. I will also be making a lid for the top that will be on hinges to open and close. I thought it would show her a better idea of what I was thinking without the lid in the sketch.
I used 2×2’s as legs in the sketch but I have some scrap 2×3’s that I’m going to use. She needed it to be pretty lite weight. But since I’ve never done anything like this… I don’t know if there are things I need to make sure of. For example… this “box” is 3’x5’... do the legs need to be a certain size or height?
I’ve thought about adding some stretchers across the front and back to give it more stability. Any suggestions on how I can make this differently? But still give her this basic idea? I was intending on using some pallet borads I have on hand from the frame of the box. I believe I used 3/4”x3” boards in the sketch.
I’m open to suggestions.
Now… just need to make it. I’m also gonna need to create a cut list from my project. Gonna watch some youtube videos to figure out how to do that.
Now I’m off to sleep…. well… off to play in SketchUp or on YouTube… THEN I can go to sleep. :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE having my own workshop to go out and build something whenever I want. :)