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Curvy Cot

comments (2) November 27th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

Callu Callu, member
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This is my first major piece and was supposed to be ready for the birth of my first son.  Unfortunately he got it 6 months late!

Laminated Silver Ash veneer with bendy-ply core, I found the challenge with this piece to be making all the jigs to form and cut the pieces.  I counted the hours and it took me around 160 hours part time over 8 months to make.

I finished it with a organic toy-grade floor varnish and natural wax as the last coat for the sheen. 

My next piece is going to be a box with no curves what-so-ever!!


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Callum Elliott

posted in: Reader's Gallery, modern, veneer, plywood, cradle, vacuum bag, Laminate, Cot


Comments (2)

Callu Callu writes: Thanks! The cot is in 4 pieces, if you look at the photo from above you'll be able to make out the joins.

The initial cuts for the top and bottom curves were done with a router template and faired by hand as the curves didn't look right initially. Also I couldn't route all the way to the ends as tearout was a problem, so finishing by hand was a necessity.

The cutting out of the 'grills' was 100% routed as it give me consistent shapes across all 4 pieces.
Posted: 6:24 am on November 28th

PurdueDan PurdueDan writes: Fabulous work and great design. Are the curved sides joined at each corner? Did you cut the curves at the top and bottom by hand or with a router template?
Posted: 11:28 pm on November 27th

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