These bed platforms are made to look like they are floating (no legs–right?). They will have the traditional hanging ropes at each corner of the bed to appear like they are hanging from the ceiling, but the client was unsure of the ceiling structure, so I welded steel bases for them. This was challenging because the bases had to be small enough not to be seen, but large enough to support the bed. Here is what I came up with:
I just put the finishing touches on the new D/H kiln yesterday. I’m going to fire it up today (in a manner of speaking–hopefully there won’t be any real fire involved). Wish me luck! I used plans that I bought the plans online from Daren Nelson. Daren has been building these D/H kilns since 2005 and offers his plans and email technical support for $25. I’ll let you know how it works.
*UPDATE 05/17/13: The kiln has been running for a full day now. It’s working like a dream! I’ve emptied 10 pints (20 cups) of water out of the drain bucket in 24hrs–Not bad! I would like to elaborate on the details here….temperature and such. But out of respect for Daren Nelson, who’s design I used to build the system, I will refer any questions to him. If you are looking to build a small efficient kiln for yourself, Daren’s plans are well worth the money. See the link to his site above.
Why didn’t I do this earlier in the week? Sheesh!
At the shop….I have a load of VG douglas fir that needs to be dried (for an upcoming interior door project). So today I am building my own dehumidifier kiln. This kiln will consist of a large box, a flood light (for heat), and a fan for circulation. The box will be about 3.5′ x 3.5′ x 12′ and should be capable of drying about 300 board foot in a batch (for about .05 per board foot in electricity). I’ll let you know how it works out.
Enjoy the weekend!
I am excited about this wine cellar project that I started this week. I am using removable dividers in the bottle racks to allow for different patterning (“X” pattern, zig-zag, diamond pattern, etc…). The dividers can also be left out to allow space for wine glass storage or vertical bottle display (as you will see in some of the photos). The bottle racks will be inserted between rock pillars in the cellar and will be backlit as I did on this project.
Next I will tackle the cellar doors, and then the cabinetry, wine glass storage, and a large liquor cabinet. Stay tuned!
Made from reclaimed pine planks.
Wild Coyote winery is a great little wine country retreat! In addition to the winery, and wine club functions, they recently added a bed and breakfast. Check them out online at http://www.wildcoyote.biz/As the old saying goes, “It takes a lot of beer to make a good wine [bar]“.