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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gdl203, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Somber? If it helps I'm having a companion chair recovered in this:

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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Looks comfy. Would sit.
     
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  3. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    The sofas are great, I like the color.

    I need to update on those bookcases as they are moving along nicely at this point.

    Finally starting to do some work on my upstairs staircase, I've never been so excited to paint in my life. Started with the room that's being transitioned into my wife's study, white walls and a light grey ceiling. Now continuing that through the common area of the upstairs and into the stairwell. Slowly turning the place white as we start to put a full effort into the upstairs.

    Our house has good bones, but the drywall finishing was about as terrible as would pass. Feels good to finally go through it and smooth everything, one room has literally taken a 12lb bucket of drywall compound to clean up the walls. I won't be surprised if the staircase ends up taking twice as much, as I can see every seam, there are plenty of nail pops to fix, and some other wonky bits of work to clean up. In fact, whomever was hired to do the work originally should be banished from the construction world.

    Eventually I'll do a similar bit of woodwork to this staircase as I did to the stairwell going into the basement.
     
  4. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    Wall problems? Heh everything is relative , they say...
    Free standing plaster revealed itself , once my guys start cutting for copper-pipe channels.

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  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    LOL, far worse indeed. I like those doors though.
     
  6. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    Does anyone use rotary hand sanders to re-finish furniture and can they be connected to the regular vacuume?
     
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  7. SkinnyGoomba

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    Nope, you need a specific vacuum for them. I use a festool dust extractor with my random orbit sander.
     
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    This is hilarious. How has no one congratulated you on this yet?
     
  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pearls before swine, I guess. :)
     
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    The comment sounds suspiciously like it came from someone on Misc
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like that.
     
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    Reminds me of a college futon.
     
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  15. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    +100
     
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  16. Fuuma

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    Tom Dixon bird versus Paola Lenti Linea (see below for this one)?

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  17. gomestar

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    I prefer the Dixon, but I'm obviously biased. The Dixon looks more unique and is basically a fancy rocking chair. It also has 3 distinct "positions" depending on where you shift your weight (leaning forward, middle where it naturally sits, and leaning back), which I like and at the end of the day it's a super comfortable chair.
     
  18. eglbc

    eglbc Senior member

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    [​IMG]

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    eglbc Senior member

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    edit-delete
     
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  20. Fuuma

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    Yeah I know, I need the stuff to be relatively low though, going to be on a rug with piles of artbooks nearby. People keep sitting on the floor so I'm solving it with a low chair where they can either chill or read. Any other suggestions?

    I'm also considering the Loop by Casamania, cause who does not want to see a chair/rug centaur in their place?:
    [​IMG]
     
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