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Forum topic by Rik posted 02-24-2009 01:40 AM 5822 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2009 01:40 AM

Hello,
Is there someone who has the plans or the experience to built/construct the famous Dutch Rietveld Buffet? A pece of furniture from the ‘30ties?
I would be thankful for any help or information on this.
Rik

-- Rik - Amsterdam, the Netherlands


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#1 posted 02-24-2009 10:03 AM

Yes Dave, that’s what I am looking for. I have a little book with some plans and some construction hunts but may be, someone has more elaborated plans and information on construction details. It does not have to be for free. Thanks anyway.
Rik

-- Rik - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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#2 posted 02-24-2009 11:39 AM

Rik I can,t wait to see you have a go at that! Gotta say it looks more comfortable than Reitvelds chairs!

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#3 posted 02-24-2009 12:30 PM

Yeah, we have learned quite a bit from Rietveld in the school… and alot of other things from the whole “de Stijl” (spoken de style) movement.

Construction of this guy is not as bad as it looks. Its mostly dowel joints and traditional “inside hanging wooden drawer guides” for the drawers, there are alot of pieces to this famous buffet but its not as difficult as it may seem, just boxes and shelves suspended/attatched to/from a frame of laths (is that how you call them? we call the “leiste” so smaller cross section square or rectangular wood “strips” or pieces or is muntons a better word?).

If you need a good couple of drawings of Drawer guides, I am pretty good at that and I can send you some and the rest is not too bad as I said. Do you plan to build this in the original size?

I am not sure what kind of hardware is on the doors though, that is something somebody else might know.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#4 posted 02-24-2009 07:18 PM

To Waldschrat,
I would very much like to get your drawings of the drawer guides. That would be of great help. The original size…? It is about two meters long original, maybe I will have to downsize it to 1.80 meters, smaller (1.60 m) will hurt the design I am afraid. What do you think?
Rik

Laths is ‘latten’ in Dutch

-- Rik - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 09:26 PM

Rik

Dave R has a good suggestion… (although, I have not tried my self, but I think a good look could not hurt) I think if it is 2 metres long originally, then 1.8 ought not to hurt, and if everything is proportionaly handled, 1.6 is also possible with out a problem, just a little sizing down on the length and thickness of the materials.

I will draw some out and post them, maybe tommorrow, or on thursday(most probable). It late here now and I have to work tomorrow, but I will get them to you. will that work?

Glad to help!

Waldschrat

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#6 posted 02-25-2009 12:26 AM

Waldschrat, Im voraus, vielen dank für die Zeichnungen. Thanks a lot. Rik

-- Rik - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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#7 posted 06-16-2010 06:38 AM

Check this out—the buffet in Lego!

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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#8 posted 06-16-2010 06:43 AM

this is and old one

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#9 posted 06-16-2010 06:49 AM

It just went on yesterday, Jim…

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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#10 posted 06-16-2010 07:07 AM

Ik zal is kijken in 1 van mijn boeken.
Dan laat ik het je wel weten.

I shell look in my books
And I let you know if I have one.

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#11 posted 06-18-2010 06:26 PM

In het boekje ” Rietveld zelf meubels maken” staat het buffet met tekening.
Te koop bij bol.com

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