Archive for August, 2008

Buffet Cabinet Completed

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

I haven’t gotten around to posting anything in a while and wanted to quickly put up a shot of the completed cabinet. I finally got around to painting and staining it a few weeks ago. The top drawer is very sticky so I picked up a pair of drawer slides that I’ll install at some point this week. But anyway, here it is:

Using 3ds Max to Model Cabinet Designs

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

So our neighbors/friends recently asked me if I’d build them a new laundry cabinet.  

I was going to sketch something out for them tonight, but instead decided to use Max to create something that not only would be able to show them what the piece would look like, but would also help me figure out all my lumber sizes, joints, etc. 

I’m realizing this method might save me some headaches during actual construction of these kinds of pieces. I can take the time here in this 3d environment, placing all my pieces where they need to go, figuring out what kinds of joints I need to make and where, and be able to see it from all kinds of different angles. – something a traditional sketch would never allow.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve come up with for this new project:

The piece will have two fixed shelves, where the bottom shelf has two pull out drawers, allowing for easier access to stuff. Since this will sit over top of a washer and dryer there’s a need to be able to easily reach often-used items.