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    A Couple of Sketches From This Morning


    A cabinet based on one from Sweden in the mid-1800s. The center drawer front is actually a door that is hinged on the right. A nice little surprise. The original is painted and distressed.


    This is a coffee table from Brazil c. 1962
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    Cool, Dave!

    The coffee table doesn't quite suit me and yet I think it would be interesting to build.
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    Thanks, Bill.

    I agree on the coffee table. All I see are stains on the carpet around the table because of the spilled drinks.
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    dave how did you get the wood grain to look so real on that coffee table.. that is amazingly correct looking.
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    Thanks, Larry.

    I used a photograph of an 8 foot long teak board to make a texture for SketchUp.
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    Pretty neat stuff as usual Dave
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    Thanks Bob.

    Here's something I doodled up this morning just for the practice.


    Mouseman Student Desk

    This is based on a student desk by Robert "Mouseman" Thompson. Made in England in the 1930s of oak it was designed to seat three students on each side. There were only three of these desks ever built. Detailing including the signature mouse and joinery still to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    The coffee table doesn't quite suit me and yet I think it would be interesting to build.
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    I agree on the coffee table.
    Me too!!

    I was caught by the mental challenge of how I would engineer it / construct it, even though I wouldn't WANT it...
    The bent veneer would be quite something, I think. The engineering might be something as simple as a round disc of plywood underneath screwed to the bottom.

    Now the artsy-farts approach would be to have the top sunken maybe a half inch, so the edge is higher, then put a round piece in the middle, and then the whole thing looks more like a flower, like a giant black-eyed-susan or something like it. Easily a 5 digit price tag and a gallery showing. Well, I'm done now, don't need to actually build it!
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    Art, 5 digits is right on. You can buy a modern copy of that table for $16,050USD plus shipping from Brazil but there's a 20-22 week lead time.
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    Interesting, I wonder what the original purpose of the space behind the top center door on the cabinet was.

    I can sort of see how you did the table with the textures, although I admit its well beyond any sketchup skills I have Looks really realistic though And who knew it would be so expensive It doesn't look all THAT hard to build (I'd do a layered veneer glue up).

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