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Happy Monkey 11-04-2016 07:26 PM


classicman 11-05-2016 01:28 PM


xoxoxoBruce 11-06-2016 11:14 PM

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Or you could just use a ladder.

xoxoxoBruce 11-07-2016 09:45 PM

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If your family has a musical bent, or they don't but you want them to get bent...

glatt 11-08-2016 08:18 AM

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The bass clef legs on that bench seem really fragile where they contact the floor. I'd like to see a shot of the legs to see how the bass clef floating side dots were handled.
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I dig the bench though.

glatt 11-08-2016 08:20 AM

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I'll be damned. It's a book case, not a bench.

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Clodfobble 11-08-2016 11:08 AM

Cool! I like it better as a bookcase. A lot of the "cool because it's difficult to make" stuff in this thread is not to my taste, but I genuinely appreciate the look of that.

footfootfoot 11-08-2016 12:05 PM

After I graduated with a degree in furniture design (would you like fries with that?) I was offered an informal critique with a FOAF who worked for Wendell Castle. Apart from being very helpful and insightful, he called attention to an aspect of my work that he said is pretty common especially with beginners and craft people, it is called "Woodiness."

It's marked by infatuation or even over use of different kinds of wood for the sake of different kinds of wood, sometimes gratuitously.

The music shelf, for example, is woody. From a design standpoint it makes more sense for the notes and bars to be the darker wood, like the ink on the page. As it is, it's mostly about the showing off figure of the maple.

Consider on the other hand, this piece by Ruhlmann, it's made with highly figured veneer, inlaid with ivory. Yet I wouldn't call it woody. The figure is used as part of the design, the ivory accentuates the shape of the figure of the rosewood, it doesn't shout "Yo bitches, I'm ivory!" All of the elements of the design work towards the same goal.

The music bookshelf is undoubtedly cool and very well made and, for me, illustrates the difference between craft and art. And this IS the crafty DIY thread.

xoxoxoBruce 11-08-2016 01:54 PM

Ruhlmann is a damn showoff. :lol2:

I couldn't own that piece, because the elevated, spotlighted, turntable would take up too much room in my living room.

xoxoxoBruce 11-10-2016 05:01 PM

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Shelves to can use safely...

xoxoxoBruce 11-11-2016 05:49 PM

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Hell no, not in my house. :headshake

fargon 11-14-2016 09:22 AM

Not in mine either.

Happy Monkey 11-14-2016 01:25 PM

If I had a house, where it could dominate a room, then maybe. As it is, it would dominate my entire condo.

Gravdigr 11-14-2016 03:41 PM

It would have to be opposite the front door, so the first thing visitors see is me in my white tux, petting my white cat, while chuckling evilly.

Gravdigr 11-14-2016 03:44 PM

Otherwise, no.

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