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I bet she's thrilled. I still want to know what she's going to put in this thing. I can only assume this cabinet is going to be locked in a bank vault.

SG, could you discuss your choice of hinges?

Hah, truth be told it's more a matter of presentation than volume. It's just nice to have stuff laid out with some space between it. I was at a local jewelry shop and they had shelves in the same manner, done for storage reasons and it made good sense to me.

The hinges are by a company called Brusso. I like plain butt hinges for this sort of thing and they make pretty much the best available without resorting to a custom maker (bronze worker, ect). I've had some fellow furniture makers go as far as having a jeweler make hinges and pulls for them....but these fit the bill nicely.

I have a project coming up where I plan to use scissor hinges, so I'll detail those when it comes down to it.


BTW, here's how that coffee table is coming along;
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Better pictures of 2: http://www.themodernwarehouse.com/product/danish-tripod-light/

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I don't like floor lamps without a weighted base. Too much of a chance to tip. Lots of other options out there.
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I don't like floor lamps without a weighted base. Too much of a chance to tip. Lots of other options out there.


Thanks.  Any pointers in a similar aesthetic?  (In terms of the context, room Pawson-esque with Hans Wegner cigar sofa and chair.)

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I like #1. If it's not in an area where it will be near a lot of foot traffic I wouldn't worry about it being knocked over.
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The grasshopper lamp is nice, doesnt put off much light which in many circumstances is fine. I have one, suits the space well as I have other lights for reading.

It's easy to tip, so not great if you have kids or friends who cant control their limbs.

The AJ lamp is better overall, same with tolomeo if you dont mind how overused they are ( i dont mind).

Serge mouille is nice if you can cope with the expense, same with edouard bouquet.
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I really really really hate it when function gives way to form, as happens so often with these "designed" things.
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Carpet in a place like that seems strange. Why did you choose carpet? Must be hell on the vacuum.
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To update: I have ordered the free fabric swatches from their website. Service so far has been great. I received a personal e-mail from a person (not an automated message) and with that a 20% off coupon - nice. I brought this option up to my wife and her immediate response was "how do we know it's going to be comfortable?" I didn't have a good answer... shog[1].gif

Well, if you're willing to swing by Seattle, you can try mine out!

At first I was worried about the same thing, and the couch was more firm than I was used to at first, however, it is breaking in slightly and is quite comfortable. I'm not sure a low profile type couch will ever feel quite the same as overstuffed type models.

Another thing to take notice of is that different models have different seating depths - for example, we have the Calhoun model,which has a 25" deep seat, and is deeper than a normal couch. We generally always use the ottoman so it's not a big deal, but if anyone in your family is particularly short they might not be able to have their feet touch the floor. On the plus side a deeper than average couch is great for napping.

Another thing to make note of is not to expect the same level of communication once you place your order - I got the same song and dance about how they would keep me updated on everything and they did no such thing. Regardless, I was still happy with my order.
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Didier Gomez designer, "Feng" line up, daybed.


So back to this. Not having much luck finding it anywhere within 800 miles of me. Suggestions for similar looking piece that might be easier to find?
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After finishing the last foot, it's complete.



I love cherry, the top planed to a beautiful finish right off the #4 plane



Finished detailing the sliding dovetail channels with ebony inserts and trimming the ends to length, plenty of time spent with the chamfer plane as well detailing corners.



End grain carved



This should give a good perspective of how the battens are;





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I'm curious. Did you consider putting a gentle curve on the top of the feet as seen in that antique Shaker table that came up about a hundred pages back?

BTW, I have to say that I really like how you seriously over-engineer this stuff. You could pogo on that coffee table. My first coffee table was more-or-less made of cardboard and I can report that, unlike yours, it was not designed to withstand dancing.
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SG, seriously impressive woodwork. (cue juvenile jokes)

 

I'm slowly reading through this fascinating thread - this is a hobby right? 

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SG, will there be rails on the long sides of the table?
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Better pictures of 2: http://www.themodernwarehouse.com/product/danish-tripod-light/

 

Lambert et Fils makes some really nicely crafted lamps that are similar look

 

http://www.lambertetfils.com/

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