Nightstand for CPAP Machine

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Blog series by LegendInMyOwnMind updated 10-28-2011 06:26 PM 6 parts 20800 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Sketchup Model

10-15-2011 04:13 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 3 comments »

I have a CPAP machine for OSA and my nightstand doesn’t have enough room for the machine and a clock. The CPAP has to be lower than the top of the mattress for safety reasons. I also got one of those memory foam mattress pads and now my nightstand is way too low. My current nightstand has two drawers which I like. So what I want is:- Nightstand as tall as the bed- Shelf for CPAP machine- Hole in side of stand for CPAP hose- Two drawers- Back behind drawers,but no back behind CPAP (ma...

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Part 2: Improved material usage

10-15-2011 11:53 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

I did some changes to try and get most of the pieces for two nightstands from one sheet of Oak plywood. I have a subcompact car so I had the guy at Lowes Depot cut the wood into four pieces (2 ft x 4 ft each) with the grain running the 4 ft direction. Here’s a link to the Sketchup file . To get the material to mostly fit, I eliminated the two lower shelves. Here’s a link to the picture .

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Part 3: Material cut sheet - Plywood for Two

10-16-2011 01:09 AM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

I tried using cutlist for sketchup and it didn’t make great choices so I flattened out the sheet goods and made sure they fit onto a sheet of plywood precut to 2ft x 4ft. There is enough material to make two nightstands. Material identification: Material Sizes:

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Part 4: Cut wood and fingers - Trip to ER

10-19-2011 06:24 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 4 comments »

Good news is I still have all my fingers. Had a bad kickback from cutting the material. Crunched my left hand with the flying board edge – no blade contact. X-Rays show nothing broken. Fingers pretty lacerated and swollen. Got a long overdue Tetanus shot. Accident was 100% avoidable. Should have been more careful and should have set up an outfeed table. Probably should not have worked alone. Then again, my 16-year old would have done it right and not had a problem to begin with. I...

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Part 5: Tweeking the Sketchup Model

10-19-2011 06:36 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

Keep having this annoying Sketchup problem. Sometimes I can make an object on a face and it doesn’t work. Had that specific problem when I wanted to sink a hole through the side of the nightstand for the CPAP hose. Decided to try and watch some tutorial videos and figure out what’s the issue. Trouble was I didn’t know what to call the problem in order to search for a solution. Finally found a video which describes it as “Z-Fighting”. The video is SketchUp won'...

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Part 6: Playing with Sketchup "Scenes" feature

10-28-2011 06:26 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

3D Perspective view: Left side view: Right side view: Kickboards view: Drawers view: Top view:

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