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Offline Top Knot

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2011, 03:05 AM »
So I am about to hand a quotation in for an Oak TV unit. Its a monster Plasma TV. The client is looking to have something more old fashioned as opposed to most modern day flat screen units. The client wants a similar finish to that of my curved handrailing found in the members projects. Below is a design I have come up with and I am interested to hear all of your comments and suggestions.
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Graham

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Offline GhostFist

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2011, 08:13 AM »
I really like the look of this. I've been leaning towards more contemporary design of late but this is very reminiscent of a classic movie theatre and I love that.

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2011, 08:21 AM »
Couple of questions, What are the proposed dimensions? How big is the tv, speaker units and all that? Will the receiver be on display or hidden in the cabinetry? The columns on either side of the tv, is something going in there, such as equipment or discs?

Personally I'd like to hide as much as possible of the equipment leaving only the bare minimum exposed, not sure hot this works with remote controls and the like but ideally I'd like to only see the screen surrounded by woodwork. keep in mind I also have a tendency to vastly over complicate projects so go with what works this still looks nice in my books

Offline Top Knot

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2011, 09:01 AM »
I really like the look of this. I've been leaning towards more contemporary design of late but this is very reminiscent of a classic movie theatre and I love that.

AWESOME!! So it seems like I am on the right track.

The overall dimensions are 2000 by 2000
the TV is 1220 by 770
each doors is 300 wide by 335 high
The doors will be a "partial inlay" fit to the face frame.
The speakers will be mounted in the two cupboards either side of the TV, I then plan to cover these two cupboards, just behind the face frame, with a another frame wrapped with normal speaker fabric. this will make the entire opening look like a custom made speaker. I may need to adjust the height of these two cupboards and add a shelf if it looks too big and ugly... if you know what I mean.
All the DVD, Satalite decoder, sound etc etc will be inside the cupboards below. The remote control will not be a problem as it is not infra-red. Everything... and I'm not kidding when I say everything... is networked with a single wireless remote that controls ALL the TV's in the house. All the speakers scattered in different places can be controlled individually too... The whole unit will be standing on casters. This will allow for easy installation of all the components and the major mess of wires that connects the lot. All this is done while the unit is away from the wall. When finished it gets wheeled back to fit snug against the wall and skirting.
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Offline GhostFist

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2011, 06:00 PM »
Right arm! I'd like to see pics of this project as it goes along, if you don't mind. Eager to see it in "action"

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2011, 11:06 PM »
I totally agree!
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Offline Top Knot

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2011, 02:36 PM »
Sorry for being so scarce of late, our telecoms service provider seems to diligently stick to "African Time!!"
Right arm! I'd like to see pics of this project as it goes along, if you don't mind. Eager to see it in "action"
so this project got the go ahead, I have been working on the unit for a couple of weeks now and it is nearing completion. I will be posting the build pics in the Projects section soon for your pleasure.
Till then...
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Offline Top Knot

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2011, 03:17 PM »
So I have been asked to make a table just like the one in the pic below out of wood... I am assuming they want me to make it out of wood because this one is either painted and they cannot get it as a wood finish or because this particular one is made from welded steel...
Obviously the Domino joining system comes to mind... how do you guys think the joints will hold up if made with Domino's???
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2011, 04:36 PM »
Looking at it and how sallow the angle of the legs are I don't think wood can hold.


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Offline Top Knot

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2011, 05:12 PM »
Looking at it and how sallow the angle of the legs are I don't think wood can hold.


Jmb



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Offline windmill man

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2011, 06:14 PM »
Think you could get it to work but wont be the most robust piece of furniture. Can see the advantages of steel here.

Offline Guy Ashley

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2011, 06:22 PM »
Graham

Just a thought, it may be possible if you could bore out a 12mm hole and insert a length of stainless steel rod which could somehow be mounted to a bracket on the base of the table and could be hidden by the top of the legs.

If I had skills with Sketchup I would draw something.

The load bearing would be taken by the rod then.
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2011, 06:27 PM »
Graham

Just a thought, it may be possible if you could bore out a 12mm hole and insert a length of stainless steel rod which could somehow be mounted to a bracket on the base of the table and could be hidden by the top of the legs.

If I had skills with Sketchup I would draw something.

The load bearing would be taken by the rod then.

How would you bore the 12mm hole through the legs straight? Them legs don't look short. I'm only asking not saying it's a bad idea.


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Offline Guy Ashley

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2011, 06:31 PM »
With a jig on a floor mounted bench drill. The jig would hold it at the angle required and a long bit used.

Workshop stuff JMB, workshop stuff!!! [tongue] [tongue] [big grin]
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Offline windmill man

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2011, 06:35 PM »
JMB,

Cut over length. mount on a lath and end bore them, via  the tailstock. Its how you bore a turned standard lamp. Or split the section route out a groove  on both bits and re laminate

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Offline windmill man

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2011, 06:55 PM »
Think the top is frosted glass.

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2011, 07:03 PM »
Think the top is frosted glass.


Oh!

Well you would only need a plate big enough to fixl all 4 legs to the and then stick the frosted glass to the plate.


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Offline Top Knot

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2011, 02:11 AM »
I think you guys are onto the right idea of hollow legs with steel inserts... something that I had definitely not though of... Fortunately for me I know how to weld... I grew up on a farm and metal work was what I did before I started with carpentry... so it looks like I can do the lot on my own...


I forget about jigs lol cus they take time and don't always have the time to make jigs so always think alternative options ie a tool which can do it with no jig.
Jmb

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2012, 08:49 AM »


Did you hear about the lumber Jack who did not have time to sharpen his axe??? He was too busy cutting down trees...  [poke] [thumbs up]
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Offline CarolinaNomad

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2013, 10:13 AM »
Pressure Treated Deck using google sketchup

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Offline howwe

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2013, 09:16 AM »
Top Knot, those legs look like they have a twist in them, they don't look straight!

Offline Archemedia

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2014, 09:52 AM »
I think this is a great idea! But... suppose this thread is a huge success and hundreds of plans are posted... how you'll find the one you like? Shouldn't it be better to have a seperate forum in here where every thread is a project plan? Maybe the moderator could comment on this?
Dany

Offline Colonel Panic

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2014, 12:41 PM »
I think this is a great idea! But... suppose this thread is a huge success and hundreds of plans are posted... how you'll find the one you like? Shouldn't it be better to have a seperate forum in here where every thread is a project plan? Maybe the moderator could comment on this?
Dany

I agree. This should be a separate Topic with individual threads for each plan. Shane to the white courtesy phone.
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Offline fdengel

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #53 on: July 24, 2014, 11:34 AM »
Just a thought, it may be possible if you could bore out a 12mm hole and insert a length of stainless steel rod which could somehow be mounted to a bracket on the base of the table and could be hidden by the top of the legs.

Metal dominos?

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2014, 11:43 AM »
I think this is a great idea! But... suppose this thread is a huge success and hundreds of plans are posted... how you'll find the one you like? Shouldn't it be better to have a seperate forum in here where every thread is a project plan? Maybe the moderator could comment on this?
Dany

+1 on this idea. I was going to post exactly the same suggestion as I made my way through the thread, but Dany beat me to it.

Now all I can do is second his suggestion. PLEASE?  Pretty Please?! [smile]

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Offline Gene Davis

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2014, 08:50 AM »
I do mine in Sketchup and put them up on the 3D Warehouse.  Any Sketchup user can access and use.  Some have more joinery detail than others.

A bow-arm Morris chair is up there with all its Domino joinery detailed.  I did a study of Ron Paulk's plywood takedown bench last night, shown here.
 
The Stickley "Highlands" trestle table operates with equalizer slides available from Moin Hardware for about $350, really nice.  The pub table is from a catalog of Simply Amish furniture.
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Offline Sertfas

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2014, 03:08 PM »
This is a small built in shelving unit with the trim made to match the existing chair rail in the room.  [unsure]
I really don't want to mill it custom, but if I can't find it that may be the only option.

Now just waiting on some green boxes to arrive to get started on it.

« Last Edit: October 18, 2014, 03:17 PM by Sertfas »

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2015, 05:42 AM »
Yes. you are right.
Thats why I will do that for my projects in a special download-area on my site.
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Offline Renttis

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Re: Project Plans
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2015, 12:18 AM »
A page from my sketch pad. The project is ongoing and a photo may be seen in the post, "Custom Railing".
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 12:23 AM by Renttis »

Offline Gene Davis

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« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2015, 09:02 AM »
Something I did using Sketchup, just for interest.  I've no plans to build it.

Would be a pretty easy project, all domino joinery.  Dados and stopped dados in the stiles and rails for the 1/4 inch panels, mirrors in the top three central panels.  Would look good in something like rift red oak, or done in soft maple with MDF in the panels, for a painted job.

About 32 wide by 6 feet tall.  Up on the 3D Warehouse, search "hall coat tree bench."