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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    You should post pics ,so we can mock and generalise you :D
     
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    Sounds delightful. I'll post up my favorites.
     
  3. SkinnyGoomba

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    Japanese silk screen from the late 18th century and bought from a Japanese junk collector, which I then framed.
     
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  4. UnnamedPlayer

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    only way it could be more cliche is if you make guests take off their shoes at the door and give them a pair of Uwabaki
     
  5. Fuuma

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    WTF are you talking about? Nothing else looks Japanese... Maybe it's the Le Kobusaki sofa?
     
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  6. SkinnyGoomba

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    Found a picture of the top of that little table shortly after I built it.

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    I don't deploy a lot of butterflies, but seemed right for this situation. This is also, the coolest bit of White Ash I've come across.

    My current project is coming along;
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    Haven't cleaned up the ragged edge on this case yet, but wanted to show the tapered sliding dovetails I used for the center supports this time around with these cases. These are interesting because they have a point of no return in assembly that cannot be tested in the fit-up because of the nature of it being a compression fit.

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    Backs are done as well; they are mahogany crotch.

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    Thanks for sharing the details, very interesting. Does compression fit means there is no glue involved at all?
    Love the luxirious backs of these cases, always appreciate secondary woods turn out to be primary:) quite an aestatic diff. it makes compare to fuking poplar.
    Why the Japanese print has bubbles at the bottom, what sort of paper it is on?
     
  8. SkinnyGoomba

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    Thanks, I feel the same in regard to the backs. Compression fits are still glued up for me, gluing them helps prevent the first wiggles which lead to them loosening over time, even though they do not rely on glue for strength.
    That print is a silk screen, it was a little loose when I received it, and I've been to chicken to really go to town tightening it up since it's fairly old.
     
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    Take it concervator , it would not cost much to straighten the print and you'd accomplish two things: fix it and also receive the info on the age and care of that thing.
     
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    Catching up; I think I know why I've been waiting for my 12 yards of grey velvet for so long - lefty bought up the entire supply for those sofas.
     
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  11. SkinnyGoomba

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    Good point, I will do that.
     
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    I just saw the new conference room they put in as a part of renovating one of the floors of our office. Most of the renovations look good so far, but I am really quite disappointed with the choice of chairs for the new conference room.

    In our other conference rooms, we either have eames soft pad group chairs or pollack chairs...I believe they are all original from the 80s renovations that built out those rooms. Many of them could have used some leather conditioner over the years and are now cracking, but they are otherwise still going strong.

    These new chairs look like someone googled "executive conference room" and then tried to replicate the look with chairs from Office Depot. The lines are off, the corners look overstuffed and cheap, the bases looked like plastic...no way are they going to get 30 years of service out of these chairs.

    Shit is like a step above (or below...I can't even tell) this:
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    Just curious but the yellow carpet clashes(at least in my opinion) with the furniture in the room. Was it planned or just coincidence as I feel a wooden floor would be better
     
  16. SkinnyGoomba

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    I hate that carpet, a wooden floor would be a lot better. It's slightly less offensive IRL, since it is not yellow but tan, either way it will eventually be gone.
     
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    I feel wide plank floors for this room. Hey, you know how to do tongue in groove ...
     
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  18. SkinnyGoomba

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    Yeah, the stipulation from my wife is that I can do whatever I want with the floor after we have kids and after they are walking.
     
  19. Find Finn

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    Get a coir carpet, that will teach them to walk in a split.
     
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    Nah it just gets you tough knees with funny imprints.

    Had one in the basement where I would play with Lego for years....was uncomfortable but didn't stop me from spending hours sitting/kneeling on it.
     
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