We had to draw plans for our final project, create mock ups, build the beast, and then present it to a board of professionals. I don’t have many pictures, but I did come across this during the packing process. I guess I officially named her 90 degrees back in college, but 360 is what I’ve always called her. The idea was she could be used on any of her 4 sides, depending on the need.
Here is a close up of my working drawing and first cardboard mock up. It doesn’t look so difficult to build, buy holly geez… you have to have an exact plan. Exact plans, have never been my thing. Notice the darkening of the corners in my working drawing. You have to know exactly what piece of wood is going to lay on top of another piece of wood, and this determines the size of the piece. 1/4 of inch makes a big difference. And wood is expensive, especially for a college kid 🙂
This is all of the wood cut to size, according to my drawing.
This is the first section I built. I used a nail gun, and wood glue for most of the piece.
Here she is getting painting in wood shop paint room for the first time. She has since been painted 2 more times.
This is what she looked like on the presentation day. I got a B. 360 wasn’t fancy enough, but she is oh so functional!
Here is what she looked like for 3 years in my closet in the Austin condo.
With the lack of shelving in Sunny, I decided to give 360 a more prominent location in our apartment. She is now literally in the center of the living room. The brown paint job I did over 3 years ago was pathetic. I missed a few tons of spots. See…
Here is a sneak peak at her new look.
I am going to add a little something something to the 3 boxes with backs. I will share a full tutorial on how to repaint a piece of furniture soon! Until then, are you in the middle of a furniture makeover? Did you ever take wood shop? Have you ever used a wood lathe? Have you ever built a piece of furniture? It’s pretty fun to say, “I built that!”. I’d love to hear…