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Blog entry by Plasmon360 posted 02-09-2020 03:44 AM 263 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you used a phone app’s where you take a picture of a leaf or a flower and it will tell what kind of plant it came from?

I have been lately working on a similar hobby software project but related to woodworking.

The idea is a website/app where a user can upload a picture of furniture and the website will tell/predict the style of the furniture.

I have the first prototype of the website ready and it is here,

https://furniture-classifier-3mx3rdrcfa-uw.a.run.app/

Currently, it is only trained to tell if the style is either mid-century-modern, arts or crafts, traditional or rustic style.

It uses machine learning to learn the style of furniture. The way it learns is by training, where I give it different furniture styles and tell it the style of the furniture. I gave it around 1200 different furniture images. After training, given a new image, the accuracy (% of correct predictions,) is about 75%. The accuracy can be improved further in the future with more training when people upload their images and tell the website the style of the furniture if predicted wrong by the website.

This project may be helpful to

1) people who have no idea about furniture styles and want to know the style of their furniture
2) websites like lumberjocks to search content based on the style of the furniture.

Below are screenshots of the website.
Screenshot 1

Screenshot 2

Give it a try and comments are welcome!



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sansoo22

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#1 posted 02-09-2020 06:18 PM

I tried it 4 times and here are my results:
  • first upload failed with a 500 error code. Checked the console but nothing there besides please try again
  • second time with same image gave accurate results
  • third image was dead on accurate
  • fourth image it got wrong. Told me a mid century modern round table was arts and crafts. Could be the angle of the image that threw off the algorithm. But the legs were a dead give away.

It’s a pretty cool little project. After a bit more training I could see the project having some merit for new wood workers and the DIY decorator types. I just recently spent 50 bucks on a book that is like an encyclopedia of furniture designs starting from Egypt until modern. It was recommended by an interior designer friend and is basically the analog version of what you just built.

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Plasmon360

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#2 posted 02-10-2020 07:55 PM

Thanks Sansoo22 for your thoughtful comments.

I checked your fourth image, it predicted at as mostly arts and crafts but also gave a decent probability that it could be mid-century-modern.

You are right that it needs more training.

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