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« on: May 09, 2018, 03:02:08 PM »

I have not been able to post much hobby-wise lately, but I wanted to show some the 1:1 scale projects I have been working on.  Last fall, we found out we were expecting again.  Getting ready for the new baby preempted everything else.  We'd like to add on to the house, but time being at a premium, we decided bunk beds were a better option for now.

 
I designed this in Sketchup, and built it out of cabinet grade plywood & poplar.  She wanted the stain to match the crib.  I tried to work out everything on paper before I built it.  Window clearance, ceiling clearance, etc.  Everything went in exactly like I wanted it to, until we tried to put the sheets on the mattress.  Finally decided it was easier to take the mattress out to put the sheets on!

 


I built some extra storage into the stairs:

 


As well as adjustable bookshelves:

 


 

I also designed & built a toy box for the both of them.  This is loosely based on a joiner's toolbox, that I saw on Roy Underhill's TV show years ago.  The veneer is laser cut bamboo & walnut.  All the joinery was done with hand tools.  I find a lot of the skills we develop in model making carry over into woodworking.

 














 

 

 

 
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 06:04:58 PM »

Everything looks great, but I REALLY like the bunkbeds and the stairway to the upper bunk, rather than a ladder. Very cool!
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 09:18:13 PM »

reminds me of a pirate ship for some reason. kids should be happy there.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 10:31:50 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 01:34:13 AM »

Nothing wrong with 1:1 scale interior detail, especially when the quality is high. -- Russ
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 09:51:27 AM »

Nice job!

Jerry
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 12:50:20 PM »

Greg: we weren't comfortable with his ladder climbing skills.  He's pretty good with stairs though.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 08:18:32 PM »

Beautiful! I too like the stairs...a big improvement over the usual ladder.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 06:27:28 AM »

Really nice!!!...Allan
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2018, 06:01:39 AM »

Our motivation for the projects above arrived on Tuesday:




He looks like a carbon copy of his big brother:

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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2018, 09:04:22 AM »

Congratulations! Iím at the Grandpa stage of life now and loving it ó four boys from 2 months to 10 years, a 3 year old granddaughter, and some kids who once again think maybe mom and dad might know a thing or two after all!
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2018, 12:36:12 PM »

Nice job of scratch building. -- Russ
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2018, 06:19:33 PM »

Nice job of scratch building. -- Russ

Yep. But this kind of scratch building is a long-term project. Takes another 18 years or so to complete the job.   Smiley

Congrats to Burl and family!

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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2018, 04:45:58 AM »

Donít know if I would call it scratch building... more like additive manufacturing.
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