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Wine anyone!!

Well I am trying to design a wine cabinet that uses some of my inventory of door frames I have left over from past kitchen projects. I have a rather simple frame and panel type door frame and a basic apron frame made from hard Maple. I have been playing with the design in SketchUp for the past few days and also I have been looking through LumberJocks ( a website for woodworkers www. lumberjocks.com) for ideas.

The SketchUp renderings thus far give me a 30 bottle cabinet that will have insert door panels made of thin bronze coloured perforated sheets.

Modern Style Wine Cabinet  Wine Cabinet Assembly  Wine Cabinet Basic Structure

I used the metal sheets in making a surround for an old water radiator a few years back.  The insert then will let the air flow through and is not too in your face to make it look bulky. I am thinking of tapering the legs on the two inside surfaces to lighten their appearance. I have yet to figure how to successfully do the tapering in SketchUp, but this is another opportunity to learn how to use the program

I am still reviewing this design and looking at samples of designs in websites to see if their is possibly something else that may work. I know I can fill the cabinet with wine Smile.

Just another project design to help me pass the winter blues here in Canada…

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Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Coffee break chatter

 

Shaker Style End Tables for Living Room

I had started to make the components for two Cherry end tables for our living room about 2 years ago.  These will match the other Cherry Shaker style pieces that we already have. I have the leg stretchers,  and drawer front roughed out from solid Cheery. The side and back aprons are Baltic Birch covered in Cherry veneers.

I have made a drawing in SketchUp, as shown below, that shows the type of tables I want to build. I am also an online member of Fine Woodworking and I have also found a set of plans for a Shaker style end tables, one with a turned leg and one with the legs tapered using a taper jig.  I will have to study which one to build and get the additional pieces milled..

Cherry end table

 

I will make a video for the build during the construction.  Stay tuned to my YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUjh0T6dqU4UQKeVlJGaR2A

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Posted by on February 11, 2015 in Coffee break chatter

 

Mission Style Night Tables to Complete Bedroom Set

Well another drawing complete for the 2015 furniture collection.  I need two Mission style night tables to complete the bedroom set in the Master bedroom.  The wood will be Quartered Sawn White Oak. I had built the dresser as part of the technical course I took at Humber College.  I may add the side corbels before finishing them so that the both pieces will match the dresser.  I have the main top built from Baltic Birch plywood and  Quartered Sawn White Oak veneers. The remainder of the basic table structure and drawer fronts will be Quartered Sawn White Oak solids and the drawer and web frame components will be Soft Maple

Single Drawer Mission Night Stand

I will make a video for this one also this year during the construction.  Stay tuned to my YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUjh0T6dqU4UQKeVlJGaR2A See you in the Workshop!

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2015 in Coffee break chatter

 

Furniture projects for 2015

While suffering through a spell of cold in climate weather in Canada, I am taking to designing the furniture projects for 2015.  I have several ones that I have started over the years that have been put on the back burner due to working on other people’s projects. Well this year I am going to try to finish as many as I can to eliminate the ones that I have been constantly moving the materials around to make room for working.

The list of projects thus far consists of ;

  • set of Shaker style Cherry End tables for the living room
  • Shaker style Cherry mirror frame for a hall mirror
  • Shaker style  Maple three-legged end table
  • Greene and Greene style Black Walnut plant stand
  • Mission style night tables for master bedroom
  • One or two  wine cabinet builds
  • Maple Modern style display cabinet (s)
  • either another set of small cabinets or either lamp shades using some fancy stained glass I have

Lots of projects this year in furniture and cabinetry to add to woodturning projects.  Now for the waiting of spring and warmer weather to get started. I face this issue every year, winter temperatures and snow do not make for a good working and gluing conditions.

I will post pictures and articles as I complete the designs and the projects as well as I will make a video for each one during the construction.  Stay tuned to my YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUjh0T6dqU4UQKeVlJGaR2A

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Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Coffee break chatter

 

Winter time blaws, perfect time to design this years projects

Well as our winter time here in Ontario Canada makes for beautiful backdrop for winter time activity, here in the old workshop things stand still awaiting the coming of spring.  Now to take advantage of this time of year, I look at what projects I want to complete in this year and now is the perfect design time.

I find the winter blues go by much quicker when you think of things you want to do and not just keep looking at cold weather and snow

So give yourself something to do and grabbed that old drafting table and design tools or get into your drafting software and start making plans for your season in the workshop.

Time does fly by, make the most of it

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Posted by on February 7, 2015 in Coffee break chatter

 
 
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