Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The shelf will reach from floor to ceiling, which is roughly 9'. I searched for the material and found some 18' lengths of shiplapped 6/4 fir that perhaps was used as truck bedding. They were mostly flat sawn, too. So i cut these boards in 2, and then surface planed them and ripped into 1" wide strips that were then ripped and glued up.
fair bit of glue and processing. why? well, it's VG fir on the cheap, that's why! I hope it to be a bit more stable, and easier to look at than trying to match a bunch of random flat sawn fir from the same source. it is a lot of trouble, but i hope it's worth while. so far, so good.
Friday, January 10, 2014
next big project is our guest room, where I want to install a wall sized bookshelf (12'x9'), a trundle/daybed and some desk workspace. Plan is to have it all made from reclaimed doug fir. I've got a few hundred bf of it in the and have been milling the shelf boxes right now.
sketchup model located here:
(i'm sure there's a lot of sketchup abuse going on here.)
some shots below, can't figure out how to toggle the floating annotations so the scene is a bit cluttered. shelving will have LED tape light aimed inward around the vertical supports. that's a built-in bench/trundle bed in the corner