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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Hah, I love how you guys think. They're already nixed my proposed Noguchi style giant basalt stone fountain and also proposed outdoor metal forge.....I'm thinking this will be a tough sell.

Eh, the last time my father in law fired up his old electro welder the thing blew a fuse , and subsequently blew the fuse for the whole street.. Might be something to not using too heavy equipment in residential areas smile.gif

Or not using old shit, that would work as well..

On topic, I will be converting the build in cabinet in my living room to a bar, with the bottom halves into drawers for wine. The thing is a bit too deep to just put in a rack, I would lose too much space.. Still pondering whether to buy ready made drawers and covert them or build them from scratch.. Will be using screws though SG wink.gif
post #7067 of 8380
Sounds like these will be carrying some weight. Buy them, machine made dovetails are much stronger than a drawer made with screws.

I've used metal glides on drawers intended for some weight, I like Blum...whatever their higher end stuff is, it is usually plenty capable of dealing with some weight (if you are really loading these things up then you may want to go over the specs).

Screws have their place but they likely will not hold long in heavy use drawers. There is just not a whole lot of thread engagement possible in a drawer when screwing into the face or back.

Alternatively you can do rabbets or lock miters, so long as you orient them correctly they should do fine.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 11/17/15 at 11:57am
post #7068 of 8380
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Originally Posted by nootje View Post

On topic, I will be converting the build in cabinet in my living room to a bar, with the bottom halves into drawers for wine. The thing is a bit too deep to just put in a rack, I would lose too much space.. Still pondering whether to buy ready made drawers and covert them or build them from scratch.. Will be using screws though SG wink.gif

How long will you be storing wine in these drawers?
post #7069 of 8380
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Sounds like these will be carrying some weight. Buy them, machine made dovetails are much stronger than a drawer made with screws.

I've used metal glides on drawers intended for some weight, I like Blum...whatever their higher end stuff is, it is usually plenty capable of dealing with some weight (if you are really loading these things up then you may want to go over the specs).

Screws have their place but they likely will not hold long in heavy use drawers. There is just not a whole lot of thread engagement possible in a drawer when screwing into the face or back.

Alternatively you can do rabbets or lock miters, so long as you orient them correctly they should do fine.

Thanks, will look into buying them ready made in the area. As for gliders and such, i have a tendency to go a lot heavier then needed, just to be sure.. Luckily my father in law has the same attitude, and he'll be helping me with this project once i have the plan together..

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How long will you be storing wine in these drawers?

Not very long, maybe up to two years for some bottles, but even the more rare gifted ones get polished off rather quickly. The whole contraption will probably store up to approx. 70 bottles, its just to have an orderly way to store them and make the most of that closet. We live in the city center in a mid size city in the Netherlands (so still very small) but we can get everything in a 5 min walk, so there is no need to store a lot.
post #7070 of 8380
Maybe it's been discussed in the past 177 pages , but why does it seem difficult to find a nice office chair without wheels ?
post #7071 of 8380
HM Aeron comes without wheels, they normally go under the name conference chairs, as offices chairs without wheels are generally useless.
post #7072 of 8380
Aluminium Group chairs come without wheels as well.

Some dining chairs come with swivel base, which could be an option.
post #7073 of 8380
Of course you can't ever go wrong with Zara Home heh, just saying. Cheers.
post #7074 of 8380
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Goods of Desire which is a HK brand (I think) offers weird oriental decoration stuff and apparel. Could check it out.http://www.theblackbriarindex.com/goods-of-desire.html

Most of the G.O.D. furniture is adapted to tiny Hong Kong apartments. Some of the stuff i pretty cool, but quality is mediocre at best.
post #7075 of 8380
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

HM Aeron comes without wheels, they normally go under the name conference chairs, as offices chairs without wheels are generally useless.

It's pretty annoying. I'm not sure if it's still the same, but when I ordered mine, the wheels/castors were a last minute option at checkout.
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Just like to introduce myself, I lurk this thread a lot and get a lot of inspiration and a broad knowledge of design I can't afford!

 

Bought a house this summer and trying my best to make it look nice on a budget as I'm still 22. Here's some pics I had on my phone

 

Some neutra house numbers:

 

 

Dining room needs some work, right now it's just ikea stuff. What kind of lamp would be good here?

 

 

Living room.. here's my Eames surfboard table I picked up for $250. Suggestions on what to do with the fireplace since insurance doesn't allow me to use it

 

 

Vintage Wire wall-saver base Eames chair from the 50s or 60's. Also have a white plastic dowel base in my room

 

 

It's not much but it makes me happy compared to a lot of my friends bachelor pad furniture :)

post #7077 of 8380
Nice place!

There are plenty of enablers in this thread biggrin.gif

Most of the reason why I started building furniture was because I couldnt afford what I wanted when I first moved in with my wife (GF then).

Take your time, preference changes rapidly to start, then you hone in on what you really enjoy.

To do a whole house in high quality stuff is quite expensive, so pacing yourself is always good. We're 5 years in now and still have plenty to do.
post #7078 of 8380
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Nice place!

There are plenty of enablers in this thread biggrin.gif

Most of the reason why I started building furniture was because I couldnt afford what I wanted when I first moved in with my wife (GF then).

Take your time, preference changes rapidly to start, then you hone in on what you really enjoy.

To do a whole house in high quality stuff is quite expensive, so pacing yourself is always good. We're 5 years in now and still have plenty to do.

 

Thanks! Are you a woodworker / cabinet maker by trade? Your work and attention to detail is amazing.

 

Good advice though, I've just been trying to collect some classic pieces that will last me a while! I'm hoping I can find some stuff I like by up and coming people so my place isn't filled with MCM design tropes. The good thing about Eames is it will hold is value if I decide to sell and get something else.

post #7079 of 8380
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Originally Posted by sebnewall View Post

Good advice though, I've just been trying to collect some classic pieces that will last me a while! I'm hoping I can find some stuff I like by up and coming people so my place isn't filled with MCM design tropes. The good thing about Eames is it will hold is value if I decide to sell and get something else.

Vintage is obviously an awesome resource for well-priced pieces, but you might also try looking at secondhand for contemporary stuff. Most of it does not hold value well, even if by a pedigreed designer, so you can benefit from the steep depreciation. There are a number of new websites catering to that market (Chairish comes to mind).

The nice thing about MCM is that it mixes easily with other things. But you are right not to overload on it--all MCM tends to look retro and period.

A suggestion: maintain a mix of materials. Plastic, metal, wood, glass, etc. tend to look better as complements to each other.
post #7080 of 8380
Excellent advice from Foo.
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Originally Posted by sebnewall View Post

Thanks! Are you a woodworker / cabinet maker by trade? Your work and attention to detail is amazing.

Good advice though, I've just been trying to collect some classic pieces that will last me a while! I'm hoping I can find some stuff I like by up and coming people so my place isn't filled with MCM design tropes. The good thing about Eames is it will hold is value if I decide to sell and get something else.

Thanks for the kind words. I'm not a professional, just obsessive hobbyist.

Eames does hold value quite well when purchases second hand/vintage, if buying new and immediately reselling you'd likely take a loss.
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