|Because I can't sleep...
||[May. 5th, 2008|07:21 am]
More bedroom SketchUp work...
Trouble is I just know the walls won't be square. The living room book cases taught me not to expect walls to be straight and were one would think there would be right angles expect to find 87 degree angles. I did have a flash of inspiration yesterday afternoon (must have been the coffee). I now know how I'm going to get around a problem with the wardrobe that will give me more floor space.
If only I knew of a better solution as where to sleep while I do all this. The idea of a couple of months or longer on the sofa doesn't fill me with joy. The living room took a year but that was done while I was still pretty bad with ME. It was a case of cut one piece of wood go back to bed, get up 8 hours later screw the wood to the wall go back to bed. I only got it done by being stubborn and bloody minded about it. Now I'm recovered I guess the bedroom won't be the slog the living room was.
Yes it's done in Google SketchUp. It's a free CAD prog... very easy to use. This is the first time I've used it.
Edited at 2008-05-05 01:01 pm (UTC)
It still makes you look very clever from where I am sitting!
Build the bed first, put it in the living room and sleep in there while you sort out the bedroom. More worryingly, where will you put all your clothes? You could always move into a "lock up" for the duration. ANyway, how long does it take to throw some Ikea furniture together?!!! A bit of MDF and you've done.
Anyway, as you had the idea of Nemo's cabin, why do you need a bed? A hammock could be put anywhere.
"Avast there me hearties, trim those ballasty thingies and full astern or its Davy Jones locker for us all. Ahhar!"
I already have the lock-up but that needs more clearing. I did make quite a bit of space there before I went away... But not enough I fear
The bed in the living room idea... hmmm Not now I've put a chest of drawers in there along with a tallboy. I think it's going to be mattress on the floor for the duration.
Hmmm... The Ikea option is looking more attractive the more I think about it... Nah!
Yes the plan is to still go for the Nemo's cabin look. I'll be adding 3D CAD pipes in the next few days or so.
2008-05-05 04:32 pm (UTC)
Looks really good.What about roll down doors on the wardrobe or does that go against the look?Nora
Doors are going to be a combination of bevelled glass and bevelled mirrors in walnut frames... Stain not real walnut... That was the stain I was asking about at Exeter Hardware.
£40 for an 8x4 sheet of real burr walnut veneer would look much better, you may even be able to buy MDF or ply already veneered. Of course nothing would beat the look of white contiboard which would be so much more you!!!!
If you insist on walnut stain, there is a woodworkers finishers in Park Royal that sells the stuff by the galleon and then a special varnish to seal it like my floors.
wow! Is real burr walnut veneer really that cheap? If so I'll probably use it. We are talking feet and not inches? How on earth do they cut a sheet that big? I'd want matched sheets so I could make symmetrical patterns.
Its a long time since I checked, do some netsearch if you have a spare moment but even double that, it might be worth it. Yes feet, I am an old fashioned girl! Transport is the issue with these things, I haven't got Godfrey or Starbug anymore - I miss those old buses!