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    Under TV Cabinet design - Getting back to the roots

    This is my first try using sketch-up to design furniture. This will go under the TV (wall hanging) in our TV room. It's 34" tall and 40" wide, 17" deep. The drawer banks on either side will actually be one tall drawer for DVD storage. A matching cabinet, longer, shallower, but same height, will also be built.

    As always, feedback is appreciated.

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    from my stand point ,, first of all congrats on getting that far in sketchup,, wish i could.. now on the looks of the cabinet.. to me and its just a me thing rennie.. i know your abilities fairly well in the wood cutting and i think the applied frnt with the taper is nice for your style but i think i would either do it to the back as well or take and lean the whole side to make it look real rather than applied to get a look your after.. it kinda like painting a wheel silver paint to mimic chrome wheels in my eyes.. once again this is just my thoughts
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    ...i think the applied frnt with the taper is nice for your style but i think i would either do it to the back as well or take and lean the whole side to make it look real rather than applied to get a look your after.. it kinda like painting a wheel silver paint to mimic chrome wheels in my eyes.
    Interestingly enough, Jan expressed the same concerns. I don't know if I'm ready to slant the entire side. Might try it with straight legs and see how it looks.

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    Are you all thinking of the sides being something on these lines? http://www.djmarks.com/photo.asp?ima...andresser1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Are you all thinking of the sides being something on these lines? http://www.djmarks.com/photo.asp?ima...andresser1.jpg
    Yes, I think that's close.

    Larry - how about this?
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    i think for something that size rennie, the legs should be a bit thicker to handle the weight. one way would be to double that leg facing, use them front and back.
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    rennie you dont need to satisfy me its you and jan on this one i was just seeing your style the slanting not being carried threw like i thought it should be.. to me the straight stiles arent you and your G&G look. look at some similar pieces and see how they done it.. if they have frnt one way the rest another than i am all wet
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    i think this is what larry meant by having the front and back legs tapering the same way. this is what i'll be making for next year's fair, i call it the b26.
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    So, more like this?
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    not quite dano but having the slanted legs or stiles on the back as well as the front is correct.
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