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post #6826 of 6839

^ That is brilliant. Unfortunately, my cat is very nervous around our Roomba, otherwise I'd try to train him to ride on it. 

 

There's another clip somewhere around - maybe of the same cat - riding on a Roomba chasing a duck around a kitchen. It's very surreal. 

 

Edited to add - looks like the same cat:

 

post #6827 of 6839

The secret to cats and furniture is non-looped fabrics: velvet, mohair, things like that. You cat can't really do much damage and your friends will say things like, "Oooh, I love your velvet sofa!"

 

Win all around.

 

lefty

post #6828 of 6839
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Maybe the trick is to buy stuff worth reupholstering.


Or wicker lounge chairs that cost over $15k.
post #6829 of 6839
My father and I restored an anvil he had 'laying around' for use in my workshop. I machined the surface and he did the paint work;

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post #6830 of 6839
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My father and I restored an anvil he had 'laying around' for use in my workshop. I machined the surface and he did the paint work;

Love the machined surface of that anvil. But I still don't get the carpet in your workshop.
post #6831 of 6839
If we got a Roomba I predict the male cat would hide from it and the female cat would kill it.
post #6832 of 6839
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Love the machined surface of that anvil. But I still don't get the carpet in your workshop.

Lack of planning on my end really and I haven't determined what I would replace it with. I have little interest in working directly on concrete, so if the rug becomes unbearable I will probably remove it and go with industrial rubber mats around the work stations.

Aesthetically I would prefer wood, but it's not practical in this room which shares space with the mechanicals. Had I had a wood floor I would have had to repair three sections of it in the past 5 years.
post #6833 of 6839
linoleum tile bro!

I feel like that would be a much better workshop floor than carpet, and it can handle getting flooded or whatever sorts of basement problems would prevent you from using wood.
post #6834 of 6839
Floods not a problem (knock on wood), but I have had an AC condensation pump die and a frost cock burst in the time that we've been in this house. Both were relatively 'easy' fixes considering I did not need to repair the floor.

This room ties in with my study, so anything I put on the floor is going to be in both places. I really wanted Terrazzo but my wife is having no such thing (this being 'my' study and 'my' workshop doesnt goes as far as one would hope). Practically speaking it offers little over concrete.

Linoleum is slippery, having already repaired one hernia I have no interest in encouraging another, so concrete/rubber mats takes the win there as well.

I have considered dividing up the space with a more formal division (sliding door) so that I could make a proper break in the flooring and then put wood down in the living spaces.
post #6835 of 6839
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I have considered dividing up the space with a more formal division (sliding door) so that I could make a proper break in the flooring and then put wood down in the living spaces.

If the alternative is rubber mats in your study, this sounds like a plan.
post #6836 of 6839
Rubber mats are for the workbench, not for the study, but in either case I think that's probably the best approach.
post #6837 of 6839
@SkinnyGoomba, what is the SF of furniture design?
post #6838 of 6839
I'm not sure there is one, the participants here are well educated on the subject and cover a fairly broad range of appreciation. I participate in a fairly large woodworking forum and one very specific woodworking forum that is more geared toward cabinetry and Japanese timber framing.

I consider furniture design prerequisite for building but most woodworking forums barely cover the topic.
post #6839 of 6839
I know what you are saying about the woodworking forums not covering much in the way of design--especially anything modern.
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