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It's silly how fast time goes by, before i know the year is gone and no new posts! I thought it would be quite cool to publish the 2D models of some pieces i am currently working on for a client. After a long time of designing and discussions on dimensions and personal requirements i have put forth these proposals to the client. The designs are quite plain, but the great thing is that each finished article is a surprise. It is impossible to foresee what the exact final outcome will be till it's actually done.
This specific order is for an old beach house in Rhode Island and the requirement is for a queen size bed with headboard, a dresser and a nightstand to furnish a bedroom.
Watch this space for the completed articles soon!
This is the proposal for Queen size bed which is to be designed to take apart for home assembly to make shipping easier. The challenge with all the timber longer than 2 meters is that you have to contend with curves in the wood as result of shaping to boat hulls.
This is the finished result of the above proposal. All the color on the wood is authentic. The headboard contains an engraving that says: "Certified for 2 seamen". The base design is to give it a floating appearance.
This image is for a dresser with 5 drawers.
The dresser 95% completed!
The nightstand and the dresser will be similar in design to the flotsam end-table..
The completed nightstand.
This table left our factory today on the way to it's satisfied new owner. What started of as a pile of old messed up planks, has through a lot of toil, hard work and perseverance turned into a beautiful piece of furniture that will last for decades to come.
This image is of an engraving on a plank incorporated in the table above. It is a certifying stamp that was probably done during a survey of the ship's seaworthiness during it's lifetime at sea.
The lighter colored timber is what is known here as Oregon Pine and was imported in the first half of the previous century in large volumes to our country from the US, mainly for use in construction, but obviously also used in boat-building. The dark patches in the wood is from the leaching of rusting nails and metal bolts in the timber.
The original timber used in above table. For the "Forgery Police" in York!