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    Hey guys, been a while since I posted here last. Just wanted to get some opinions and ideas on my project so far.

    Feel free to comment on any aspect, ask any questions, as it all will help to benefit me and my knowledge/understanding.

    Attached are 2 images - one is a picture of he top half of the project, the other is a Google SketchUp image of the early concept (in which, the left piece is the bottom and realistic representation, and the right piece is the top half, which has had some changes made to it)

    Cheers

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    EDIT: I also need to find an easy way to install drawers. Any help would be much appreciated (I'll be making the drawers myself)

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    Good to see new ideas

    Looking at the drawing I figure that the top part slide inside the other.

    I am not sure if I'd have done that as its doubling up on materials if its separated or slide apart forming a double extendible unit then thats good.

    How will you be securing attaching the two?

    Finish?

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    Oh woops, it would of helped if I said that. The right half sits on top of the left half, so it forms a 'C' sort of shape.
    They dont permanently go together. It can be used as one item, or two (like in the first sketchup image). When as one, it will like something like the attachment in this post (Book Nook.jpg).
    There will be a locking piece where the two flat surfaces meet (see attachment) so the top piece does not move around, and I still need to purchase metal poles as supports for the other end.
    For a finish, I'm 99% sure of white paint, with a sealing undercoat. Im looking for somewhere to get this professionally done, any suggestions?

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    They used to be called "A Book Nook" somewhere to sit and read and relax if thats a cushion I make out.

    Like it even more.

    Good luck with the project and keep us posted.

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    Great concept there Powerb.

    I like what you have done with the first part - it really looks ad though you have taken a lot of care with the workmanship.

    As for finishing, why not find a friendly spray painter who can do a great job with 2 pack.??

    My brother built a computer/ office desk and this was how he finished it Looks fabulous.

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    @Wheelin: Yup, the black is meant to be a cushion And I'm aware it is a book nook, but would like a better name than that to catually name it haha.

    @artme: Thanks. thats actually the second part, I just don't have a complete photo of the first part for some reason! And I was thinking a spray painter, I need to find a good one.

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    Any ideas you guys may have about things I could add/do to the project would be much appreciated!

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    Bit of a bump.

    Here's one of the ideas I had - its a flodout laptop table (or for whatever other uses you may need). The darker green is when its in use, and the light green shows when its folded away.

    What do you guys think? It'll be 9mm MDF. Any other ideas? All welcome.

    And if anybody has some simple drawer methods, I'm keen to hear them.

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    A couple of questions:

    # Are you going to keep the supports at the right hand end, as shown in the previous sketch? I think you should.

    # Are you sure there will be sufficient strength in the area where your back leans? I'm a bit worried bout that area. It seems to be a weak point.

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    Yeah, the supports will still be there. I was looking at chucking some wood on the lathe and doing some supports like that, but I'm just gonna stick with metal poles. They aren't permantly fixed anyway, so if I wanted I could change that when I got home...

    Whereabouts do you mean? Top half, bottom half?

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    hi, i may have found it, been searching for this "Book nook" for so many months. Few questions.

    1) is this the book nook of Better homes and gardens? If not they've copied you.
    2) if so, how did you get ahold of the plans/magizine?
    3) how thick is the MDF your using.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerb View Post
    Yeah, the supports will still be there. I was looking at chucking some wood on the lathe and doing some supports like that, but I'm just gonna stick with metal poles. They aren't permantly fixed anyway, so if I wanted I could change that when I got home...

    Whereabouts do you mean? Top half, bottom half?
    Bottom half, left hand side, Where you have the cushioning that your back rests against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebullfrog07 View Post
    hi, i may have found it, been searching for this "Book nook" for so many months. Few questions.

    1) is this the book nook of Better homes and gardens? If not they've copied you.
    2) if so, how did you get ahold of the plans/magizine?
    3) how thick is the MDF your using.

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    You referring to this one:

    Funky book nook - Better Homes and Gardens Magazine Video - Yahoo!7 Lifestyle

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    i sure am, i have watched video upteen thousand times working out measurements from objects around etc, i cant find the plans on there website or anything

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    Have you tried contacting Better Homes and Gardens magazine?
    I thought after each program details re plans was provided either via the web or the magazine.

    To be honest it might look better in timber than painted MDF. But I am an anti MDF person so I may have a little bias there.
    A nice book rest may be a nice addition and reading light, both on some form of flexible/swivel arm.

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