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Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Mike G » 09 Sep 2017, 16:38

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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby MattS » 09 Sep 2017, 18:27

Ooo-er that plays tricks on the eye! There's a hotel near our office on Old Street which has diagonal cladding which really plays tricks with perspective as you approach.
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Andyp » 09 Sep 2017, 21:01

Gorgeous but imagine coming home half cut and looking at that.
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby 9fingers » 09 Sep 2017, 21:06

I seem to recall you making similar sort of stuff years ago mike?

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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Mike G » 09 Sep 2017, 21:29

Nowhere near as good as that.

I did draw up a "melting Welsh dresser" for a UKW competition once, but unfortunately my wife saw the drawing before I had the chance to make it. Parts of it were somewhat similar to parts of this one.
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Mike G » 09 Sep 2017, 21:30

Andyp wrote:Gorgeous but imagine coming home half cut and looking at that.


It might look rectilinear!! :)
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby TrimTheKing » 10 Sep 2017, 18:24

I've seen a few in this style and love them! I might see if the boss will allow me to make something like this for when I remodel our utility...

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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby 9fingers » 10 Sep 2017, 19:03

TrimTheKing wrote:I've seen a few in this style and love them! I might see if the boss will allow me to make something like this for when I remodel our utility...

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Don't forget however quirky the design the hinge pins must be vertical and in line!
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Newbie_Neil » 11 Sep 2017, 14:52

Thanks Mike, that dresser is wonderful. Neil
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Woodbloke » 11 Sep 2017, 17:50

9fingers wrote:Don't forget however quirky the design the hinge pins must be vertical and in line!
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They don't need to be vertical but they must be in line, init? - Rob
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Tusses » 11 Sep 2017, 21:29

Woodbloke wrote:
9fingers wrote:Don't forget however quirky the design the hinge pins must be vertical and in line!
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They don't need to be vertical but they must be in line, init? - Rob


inline , but ..
over veritcal will swing open, under vertical will swing closed.
and I guess you'd have to watch for corners and angles catching as they open.

Definitely interesting to think about :-)
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby 9fingers » 11 Sep 2017, 22:22

If they ain't vertical the door will tend to self open or self close. It's gravity init.

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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Woodbloke » 11 Sep 2017, 22:34

9fingers wrote:If they ain't vertical the door will tend to self open or self close. It's gravity init.

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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby 9fingers » 11 Sep 2017, 22:38

Woodbloke wrote:
9fingers wrote:If they ain't vertical the door will tend to self open or self close. It's gravity init.

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That could fix it but a self closing, nominally side hung door would drive me up the wall. :D

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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Andyp » 12 Sep 2017, 06:12

If doors are surface mounted on the frames then the hinges only need to be parallel.
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby 9fingers » 12 Sep 2017, 07:42

Andyp wrote:If doors are surface mounted on the frames then the hinges only need to be parallel.


Nope, they need to be on a common axis. Try it and see.

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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Woodbloke » 12 Sep 2017, 07:52

9fingers wrote:
Andyp wrote:If doors are surface mounted on the frames then the hinges only need to be parallel.


Nope, they need to be on a common axis. Try it and see.

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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Mike G » 12 Sep 2017, 08:09

There are gate hinges which aren't on a common axis, deliberately. They get around the physics of this by having the bottom pin not fully surrounded by the strap, and having a lot of play at the top hinge, so there is a lot of room for movement. These gates are used where they are at right angles to the slope of a hill (or driveway), so that the gate will swing clear of the rising ground. The side effect is that they are self-closing.

Saying all that, it is the hinges on this dresser which are the one thing I dislike. They are too big and clumsy for me, and seemingly randomly positioned on the doors. On the most orthodox doors, where they could be positioned nicely, they are too close together (ie too far up and down the stile).
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Andyp » 12 Sep 2017, 08:52

9fingers wrote:
Andyp wrote:If doors are surface mounted on the frames then the hinges only need to be parallel.


Nope, they need to be on a common axis. Try it and see.

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Ooops :eusa-doh: That's kinda what I meant.
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Re: Best Welsh dresser ever!

Postby Rod » 12 Sep 2017, 10:35

Would look nice in a house like this

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I know someone who is building one in his garden to house his train set

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