No need to get fancy with gee-whiz CAD froo-froo. Just draw it up with pencil and paper to give you an idea of dimensions--and mostly to remind you of the thickness of the boards you're going to use.Then measure once, cut twice (or is it the other way 'round?), bolt the parts together (because for this sort of thing, I prefer bolts to screws, never minding verisimilitude), finish it, and chow down.Eric Hines
Then get the guy to make it for you.
That reminds me of one we made for a client in downtown Seattle- trestle table, 16' long, with four benches and a couple of Kings chairs for either end. All in 2 1/4" thick cherry. The whole table was held together with wedges to lock the frame, the top boards were about 16" wide each. Problem was,it was to big to fit it in the freight elevator- he lived on the top floor of a 19th century converted warehouse. So early Sunday morning, we crossed over to the dark side , parked our truck on the street, put out traffic cones, donned hardhats and rigged a pulley lift off the building top and carefully pulled each piece of it up to slide it in a window. Great fun! The entire set was made from one log-it was a nice tree. I sent the mill $5000 sight unseen and crossed my fingers it was a good log- it was better than good, it was absolutely beautiful.
Sounds beautiful. I'd love to see it.
Wow, that does sound nice, Raven. I know from experience that pulling stuff up and in a seventh floor window is tough, but kind of fun too (except I didn't need to shut off a land in street!).Mr. Hines is correct or course, nothing wrong good old paper and pencil. Of course, if you want help with that first step, I can be of assistance, as I work with that sort of thing every day. Or you could get Sketch Up, which is an excellent, free (yes, really) 3D modeling program that you could learn use at a basic level in a few hours. It's quite good.
Yeah, as long as you have the right stuff, people don't bother you.Traffic cones, hardhats, clipboards, safety orange vests, coveralls, all are great urban camo- you can do almost anything and the world thinks you are one of those people who keep the lights on. And in Seattle, when the power goes off, the latte machines go down. Then the hipsters riot. Sort of like a bunch of angry butterflies...
LOL. "Angry butterflies".
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