Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38

mdf

mdf
2675 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2410750 31-Jan-2020 14:29
Send private message

It's been an age and a half since I posted any of my projects. This outdoor furniture has been a major project over the last year (literally the last year) but it is done and *super* pleased with it:

 

 

Made out of garden retaining timber and sleepers, planed down to a nice smooth finish, shaped, glued, assembled and stained. Table measures 2.2 x 1.2 m (huge!). We can get 8 people around it even with the waterfall design.

 

Legs and rails are all mortised and tenoned, and the planks tongue and grooved assembly:

 

 

 

There are no metal fastenings at all in the benches, all glue and shaped wood. The table is the same but I didn't quite trust my design and wanted make sure I could add some additional diagonal bracing in the future if needed (though it doesn't seem to be required). The table has about 30 screws in it total, all hidden underneath on the cross braces.

 

Timber is cheap Bunnings red cedar (garden retaining grade), with a reddish "teak" stain. Unfinished versus one coat:

 


tdgeek
21493 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2410758 31-Jan-2020 14:37
Send private message

Wow, that is superb, the look and the craftsmanship


xcon
135 posts

Master Geek


  #2410763 31-Jan-2020 14:43
Send private message

Wow, nice work 👍


neb

neb
3029 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2410765 31-Jan-2020 14:43
Send private message

+1 Wow.

dt

dt
724 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2410774 31-Jan-2020 15:08
Send private message

wow, beautiful work @mdf

 

that'll satisfy you for years every time you look and sit at it 


Rikkitic
Awrrr
12921 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2410781 31-Jan-2020 15:24
Send private message

I'm impressed. Very.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


mrdrifter
317 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2410787 31-Jan-2020 15:35
Send private message

Really nice work on the table and benches!


SATTV
1070 posts

Uber Geek


  #2410869 31-Jan-2020 18:17
Send private message

Another +1 from me, that is amazing.





I know enough to be dangerous


neb

neb
3029 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2410881 31-Jan-2020 18:43
Send private message

An addendum: Mrs.Neb, if you're reading this thread, sorry, but no :-).

jonherries
1107 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2410924 31-Jan-2020 21:16
Send private message

It’s not made out of MDF?

Looks great - how did you join the lengths? Dowels or biscuits?

Jon


sqishy
440 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2410968 31-Jan-2020 22:33
Send private message

Ge0rge: Built a DIY UPS with some bits left over from another project.

CTEK happily tends the batteries, pure sine inverter puts out 600VA and the equipment downstream is none the wiser.

It does need some covers for the terminals and perhaps the ctek terminated permanently - as well as an RPi perhaps to watch the battery voltages and report to NUTS to shut things down if the voltage gets too low. Future projects!

Edit - new phone likes to turn images after they've been taken, still haven't got that sorted yet- apologies.

 

 

 

FYI: If you load pic on W10 then view file with explorer you can right click image and rotate image left or right.


DarthKermit

5312 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2412769 4-Feb-2020 23:25
Send private message

Well done, MDF.

 

I've been helping to build an outdoor cat enclosure for a cat rescue group over the last few weeks:

 

Click to see full size


Bung
3492 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2412780 5-Feb-2020 04:53
Send private message

The neighbour's cats would soon discover the route out the window and over the fence.

tdgeek
21493 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2412786 5-Feb-2020 06:42
Send private message

DarthKermit:

 

Well done, MDF.

 

I've been helping to build an outdoor cat enclosure for a cat rescue group over the last few weeks:

 

Click to see full size

 

 

Looks like the cat's have Sky as well? Nice  :-)


nunz
1423 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #2412800 5-Feb-2020 08:18
Send private message

tdgeek:

DarthKermit:


Well done, MDF.


I've been helping to build an outdoor cat enclosure for a cat rescue group over the last few weeks:


Click to see full size



Looks like the cat's have Sky as well? Nice  :-)


Nice work. Good to see a built in exercise regime to get back inside. None of this low cat door close to the ground stuff that most people pamper cats with.

I just helped a lady at the community workshop build a cat playground with platforms on poles.. top pole is a sleeping box. It's interesting watching the cats monopolizing walkways stopping other cats going places.

1 | ... | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS1621+ 
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32


NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00


Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34


Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.