|Forum topic by ChicoWoodnut||posted 11-09-2008 08:13 PM||1129 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
11-09-2008 08:13 PM
I was cruzing around the internet today and came across this web site selling plans for an A&C Wine/Spirits cabinet.
Here is a picture of the cabinet from the site .
And here is a cabinet I designed and built in 2003
I also blogged it here.
Now there are some obvious differences. The legs on theirs are tapered, mine has sliding doors, mine has breadboard ends and the wine bottle stretchers are curved on mine.
I find it mighty coincidental that the width and depth measurements are identical although theirs is a little taller.
I am in no way bugged by this. I know how much work it takes to draft plans and I hope they are making money at it. In fact, I think I drew my inspiration from some pictures(s) I saw somewhere. Design is like that; drawing inspiration from something else and making it our own.
Now I’m comparing the two and wondering if they got the proportions a little better (theirs is about 1 1/2” taller than mine)
I must say that I like my bottle stretcher and doors better than theirs. I think it is rather lazy not to put breadboard ends on an A&C piece. I’m a little ambiguous about the tapered legs though. I don’t think they fit the Craftsman style ;)
-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net