You can do that it's against the know ..THE CODE...

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Project by uutank posted 06-08-2010 12:12 AM 2592 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok have you ever had a project that looked great on paper but didn’t work in the real world? Enter my second “built in project” The 1st picture you can see the entire project. Use your imagination and rather than 5 drawers picture just 3 ..long ones ,, with a largest on the bottom and getting smaller as you go up. We are talking nearly or just over 4 foot in length and 22 inches deep..3/4 in MDF ..and it looked and worked great till you actually sat on the window seat after which you couldn’t get the drawers open .see the above white drawers .. (that is the smaller 2.) not to be stopped I simply built a insert that replaced the 3 with 5 and now you can park a trunk on it and no sag. Which brings me to the project wife said ” Ray what are you going to do with the drawers”? I planed on tossing them on the burn pile.. She said what about making one into a book case. I told her , in a rather holier than thou ” you can’t do that’s against the code” .. she gave me the dove eye look to which I repeated ” The code is the code can;t make something out of something would be wrong” She walked over turned it on it’s end and darned if it didn’t look like a book case .. So out to the shop ..placed a 1/4 sheet of birch plywood on the sides to hide the holes where the sides had been ..framed it out in sapelle ,added some round feeties, used 1/2 framed out plywood for the shelf, and painted it brown.. I wiped the paint off the sapelle as soon as I put it on as it gave it a darker richer tone but blended well with the rest.. So there you have it.. You can go against the code.. Mary is very pleased.

-- Ray,VA

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#1 posted 06-08-2010 12:31 AM

Great save there. Actually I don’t think it’s against the code but rather the in thing to do: recycling, turning sour grapes into wine etc.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#2 posted 06-08-2010 12:41 AM

The words out Ray you go against the “code” fun story and well done.


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#3 posted 06-08-2010 12:49 AM

Well this is a sad day in LJ land, the guy broke the code!!!!!!!!!!! They’ll let anybody be on this website, what a lousy day to give up drinking….............

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 06-08-2010 01:59 AM

I think it’s great. My “thing” if you can call it that, it to incorporate something that is no longer serving a purpose into my projects. This project is right on and well within my “code”.
Good job Ray.

-- Jon In Sunny California

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#5 posted 06-09-2010 02:48 AM

You give me lemons….. I make lemonade. I think the code only goes for Cabinet shops, as finish has to be perfect. Small shops that most of us Lj’ers use call that resourceful. Nice job BTW, When mommas happy, everybody happy!

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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