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Offline bill-e

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  • Rindge, New Hampshire, USA
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Domino "Assemble yourself" furniture
« on: May 08, 2007, 06:06 PM »
Hi all,

I had a project I wanted to make and wanted it done fast and I didn't want to wait for glue.  Then it occurred to me that this technique would be great for those selling furniture "kits" or those wanting knock down furniture.

My project was an aquarium stand but could have just as easily been a desk or bookcase.  It was made from plywood panels.  What I did was use the Domino to place tenons in all the joints, then fastened the whole thing with pocket screws.  Once I had a plan drawn out the whole project took maybe an hour and a half including the door, edging the top and shooting it with some tinted USL.

If one was going to produce and sell something like this the Domino tenons would easily align it all for the assembler so you could ship the furniture in a flat pack with screws and tenons in an accessory bag.

Something like aquarium stands would be an ideal operation since they are simple to build, can be built in box form out of inexpensive HD-like veneer plywood, and even in this basic form are better constructed and look better than 90% of the commercial ones offered for sale.  Plus they can be shipped flat or can be loaded into a trunk to be brought home and assembled.

Just something for you entrepreneurs to think about.



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