For a wall shelf, the best place to start is at the beginning – the wall.
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How will the shelf be mounted to the wall?
Being scared of failing can steer us towards taking extra precautions to better the odds of success. It makes perfect sense, but it’s a shame because when things are over-designed and over-built, we often do not have the opportunity to observe the actual strengths of the components involved. 411 more words
The Skeletal Chair at my desk is my favourite seat in the house.
I designed and built this chair three years ago and it has been in regular use ever since. 222 more words
If you had access to all the greatest woods in infinite supply, what would you make?
Questions like this are difficult because there really are no boundaries – anything is possible, so you must consider everything.137 more words
I am almost through a book called Rethinking Sitting, which discusses different ergonomic design styles of chairs. The author, a commercial designer of chairs, has developed many different models which are quite distinct from the typical form that you or I would recognize as a chair. 59 more words
Quite often, I need a wider board than what I have available. Usually, that means gluing up two or more boards edge to edge.
Since, in this situation, I am usually making a highly visible part such as a table top or cabinet side, I am very careful to match not only the grain pattern of the neighbouring boards, but the exact colour shading as well. 271 more words