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Last post Author Topic: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?  (Read 65249 times)

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2007, 09:13:38 AM »
Another lesson i have learned while painting this big bookcase:

I'd rather walk 30 miles in the snow to buy a 50 cent disposable painting sponge than use a $50 bristle paintbrush given to me by Linda Fiorentino.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2007, 09:16:13 AM »
better buy some nair handcream to use after to by the look of that  ;D

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2007, 09:45:28 AM »
Gorilla glue is very strong - my dad loves it. I've had mixed results with it, when trying to bond hardened plastic, but that's always a pain. It's awesome on things like wooden chairs. I'm trying to think what my dad and I fixed with it (both in the repair sense and in the bonded sense!) a couple of years ago that had us swooning over the stuff... whatever it was, I know it's still "fixed"!
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2007, 11:29:06 AM »
I received a reply about Velverette. It was discontinued "about ten years ago". I've replied asking if Delta has something equivalent in its current product line.

UPDATE: noting equivalent in Delta's product line ("nothing as thick as the Velverette")... I wrote back saying that this is truly unfortunate, blah, blah, blah. Maybe if enough people do the same they'll re-release it! Yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my...
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2007, 12:44:49 PM »
better buy some nair handcream to use after to by the look of that  ;D

Yeah mouser - go as bare as you dare!  :P
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2007, 02:53:47 PM »
Here are some finished pictures, with my apologies to everyone who thought i should leave some natural wood.  In the end I decided that I really did want a "built-in" look where the bookcase felt like just another one of the white walls:

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ps1.
with all the trouble i went to to install "crown molding" at the top, you can barely see it (neither in pictures or in real life)!

ps2.
those funny little things you see on left+right side at waist level are speaker wires, since i plan to add some speakers at either end (i only wish i had remembered to put a power outlet on each unit).

ps3.
the very bottom left+right corners are not "covered" -- there is ethernet, power, and cable wiring accessible there.

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final dimensions: 17' long by 9' high, 12" deep at bottom, 8" deep at top.
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2007, 02:57:52 PM »
Looks good! :)
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2007, 03:08:40 PM »
mouser: the creator of all things virtual and real.  nice job on the construction there!

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2007, 03:12:14 PM »
Beautiful - I love the contrast with the parquet flooring. I can see the crown molding - looks nice. It's discreet, which is good.

While it's still empty, why not cut out some pass-throughs (I *think* that's the right term) for a couple of extension cords? That way you can get power to either end and still have it hidden. You can also use one of those "thingies" (that IS a technical term) that converts your two outlet wall socket into six so that you still have power in the middle of the shelf.

Just a thought...
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2007, 08:16:48 PM »
nice work, mouser.. :Thmbsup: i'm hoping to post pics of my bookshelf in a day or two.. :)

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2007, 02:15:48 AM »
Looking really nice now - can't wait to see it filled!

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #61 on: June 02, 2007, 09:11:29 PM »
Ok here it is filled with books:

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I had a lot of spare 1x2 that i used for trim, and so i ended up using it as the middle upright pieces.

The whole thing doesn't look quite as impressive filled with books as it does empty, but it looks nice in person.  For those who wanted me to go with a natural wood look, sorry to disappoint, but it does what it is supposed to do, which is blend in with wall and room, so i'm happy.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #62 on: June 02, 2007, 09:34:59 PM »
wow, mouser, that looks really good, a job well done  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #63 on: June 02, 2007, 09:50:57 PM »
Nice looking job!
Now, moving on, would you like my plans for a feather duster?

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #64 on: June 02, 2007, 10:42:48 PM »
I disagree, mouser - at least based on the pictures, I'd say it's MORE impressive filled with books! WELL DONE  :Thmbsup:!
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #65 on: June 02, 2007, 11:52:02 PM »
mouser, that looks fantastic! :Thmbsup: it was really worth all the time that it took you.. :)

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2007, 08:20:03 AM »
Congratulations - a job very well done.

The shelf supports look really neat too - goo idea.

My only concern is it will be completely full within a few months and you will have to start another one ;)

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #67 on: June 03, 2007, 10:10:08 AM »
truth be told, i used to buy books like mad but i've cut down to almost none in the last few years, just can't afford the habbit.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #68 on: June 09, 2007, 10:27:43 PM »
Looks as if it's completed-project month.  We just finished a new studio for my wife, finally utilizing some previously empty space.
The workstations are mobile and, on the side opposite the drawers, each one has concealed shelves for books, fabric, and art supplies.
We started this in February, so it's a relief that it's finished.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #69 on: June 09, 2007, 10:48:43 PM »
stunning  :-*

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« Reply #70 on: June 09, 2007, 11:20:34 PM »
Chris - what a fantastic place from which to work. Beautiful :Thmbsup:!
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« Reply #71 on: June 10, 2007, 04:14:43 AM »
What a beautiful space! I wish I had some spare empty space like that!

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #72 on: June 10, 2007, 05:31:29 AM »
yeah, i have to convert my 9x9 storage room into a study but your work area is awesome, cranioscopical.. 8)

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #73 on: June 10, 2007, 06:40:54 PM »
cranioscopical: I love it - nice, clean, spacious, light. The dark-brown desk and, what is it?, black leather couch? gives some good contrast too. Well done :up:
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #74 on: June 10, 2007, 07:56:51 PM »
Thanks, everyone, for your kind remarks. We're pleased with the result.
It's our good fortune to live in pleasant countryside, so the views from either end of the studio are quite appealing. I was tempted, briefly, to take the space for my own use but my artist wife's need for good light made this room the natural choice for her. The window end (east) is where most of the creativity will occur. The door end (west) has a couch and a rug so my wife can sit comfortably and sketch or plan future works, or simply think about her ideas.
As with most projects, there were a few unexpected things that required a bit of ingenuity to make right.