Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Problem: episode 1, part 15 (Figuring Out The Desk Top- AKA: Model Making)

Before I get started on the joys of the models I wanted to show how the White Oak looks after I had put some oil on it.  On the right is the fumed oak and the left is what the whole thing is going to look like after one coat of linseed oil.  It turned out a lot darker than I expected.  At first I was worried that I wouldn't like it but it has started to grow on me.  The color is unexpectedly rich which is nice. Give me a few more weeks and I'm sure I'll think it's the best thing since sliced bread.

As for this model I am going to try and see what a square top (first was all curvy and stuff) with an cabinet type thing on top of that opens but still fits all of my technology inside when it closes.  I'm asking miracles with this one I know.  Just laying this thing out has taken me forever.  My first try started out nice but after I figured out it would take up an entire wall (the big one) in our living room I gave it another shot.  And about halve a dozen shots later this is what I have came up with.  It all started with that awesome desk I saw at the vintage furniture store. 

Started with the desk top.  Making it big enough to fit a couple of drawers and cable storage and some other nooks and crannies for putting odds and ends.

Here is the top piece.  Making it open to no bigger than the desk top was still the hard part.

The goal is to fit everything inside. . . of this closed box.

But make use of the entire desk top when it's open.

My solution is to have the monitor on an extendable arm and my laptop on a tray that can slide back and forth under the monitor.

Then I added some shelves for the printer and other things.

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