Design Ideas / Swiss-Army / SkewBlockPlane multifunction Nightstand ?
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Folks,

Way back before we ever met, my wife bought only 1 nightstand-table to go with the bedroom set.   I have been using by my side, with sentimental attachment, an old vinyl-upholstered Valet from my grandfather.  Basically it's a chair with a hanger-post at the top of the seatback.  I have clamped a reading lamp on the top, and I set my eyeglasses, alarm watch, reading material on the flat of the seat.

Now I'm thinking about a new project.  As the title says, I really want more of a gadget-factor than just an end-table.   I'd like an elevated lamp of some sort (possibly integrated?), maybe some doors on an enclosed area, but still an overall lightness of 4 thin legs.    I don't see it being a traditional valet like Tom Fidgen has built; I don't hang clothes there.   Maybe a bit more in the line of a Krenov cabinet ?    Surely I'm not the only person who ever wanted something like this?

Any thoughts are welcomed.

Chris
Chris
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  Re: Design Ideas / Swiss-Army / SkewBlockPlane multifunction Nightstand ? by C. in Indy (Folks, Way back b...)
Hardly matters if you're the only person who's ever wanted something like this, if you want it.  Looking forward to your design sketches; sounds interesting.
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  Re: RE: Design Ideas / Swiss-Army / SkewBlockPlane multifunction Nightstand ? by jasfrank (Don't forget about t...)
(02-12-2018, 07:36 PM)jasfrank Wrote: Don't forget about those 4 F's on that first date. Find em, Flatten em, File em, and I forgot the fourth.

That's actually five by my count, if you count both the "forgot" and the "fourth."
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  Re: RE: Design Ideas / Swiss-Army / SkewBlockPlane multifunction Nightstand ? by Bill_Houghton ([quote='jasfrank' pi...)
(02-12-2018, 10:54 PM)Bill_Houghton Wrote: That's actually five by my count, if you count both the "forgot" and the "fourth."

Weird workings on this website. I posted that behind your and Admirals post on the downwindtracker thread, about his dating the tool. How it ever ended up here I have no idea.
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  Re: Design Ideas / Swiss-Army / SkewBlockPlane multifunction Nightstand ? by C. in Indy (Folks, Way back b...)
You will find a lot of material to peruse if you do a google image search of the following term: “Louis XV transformation furniture.”
I know you aren’t looking to produce a cabinet in the Louis XV style, but the pieces constructed in that time and place are a gold mine of features. It was a time when consumers demanded the very thing you’re describing, and the cabinetmakers of the time filled the bill. It wouldn’t be difficult to identify features you like and adapt them to a Krenovian aesthetic.
I’ll include a couple links to some online photos I found searching that very term. This took longer to write than to find some cool furniture.
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/57/2c/92/...1b2807.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_p8iST9NBoKY/SU...OUSSEL.jpg
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  Re: Design Ideas / Swiss-Army / SkewBlockPlane multifunction Nightstand ? by C. in Indy (Folks, Way back b...)
Thanks!
I appreciate the ideas and links.
Mental wheels are turning.


Chris
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  Re: Design Ideas / Swiss-Army / SkewBlockPlane multifunction Nightstand ? by C. in Indy (Folks, Way back b...)
I've been thinking about this one, and wondering if you'll be including the corkscrew, toothpick, and tweezers found on any decent Swiss Army knife.
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  Re: Design Ideas / Swiss-Army / SkewBlockPlane multifunction Nightstand ? by C. in Indy (Folks, Way back b...)
You know, if you make it 'too cool' looking, or even just 'cool', you might as well double the material and cutting list and plan to make two. Smirk
Bruce
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