Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Panel Bed Design

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Last week I finished designing a bed for the guest room in our home.  This will be my fourth bed build, but the first time I’ve used panels in a bed.

My wife played a big part in the design and requested that the design have a low-profile footboard.  The footboard will be the same height and width as the side rails that join the footboad to the headboard. We also decided to not use a boxspring (like my last bed design) and will use slats to support the mattress directly.

For lumber I will use mahogany which was supposed to be purchased today, but snow put an end to a lumber run.

 

 

Sewing Box

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

I started designing a sewing box for my wife. The idea, so far, is for the spools to slide onto dowels and for the ‘spool assembly’ to slide forward from the lid to remove/replace the spools.  The trick will be to prevent the ‘spool assembly’ from sliding out as the lid is raised; this might require a locking mechanism of some type.

I’m going to use cherry for this project and box joints will hold the box together.

 

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Is My Bench Ergonomic?

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

How do you find out if a virtual design (CAD) will ‘fit’ an actual person?  One way is to examine how a virtual person will interact with it.  I downloaded a person in a sitting-posture from the SketchUp library and placed him on my bench.  Now, I have a much better idea of how comfortable the bench will be before it’s finished.

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