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Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #495 on: December 11, 2017, 02:47:22 AM »
After several designs, I finally settled on a layout for the model area. The design process literally went full circle, but it took 6 layouts and a few weeks to get back to my original "U"-shaped layout. I used the Ikea home planner app. Its not the greatest bit of software, but it does the job. I splurged a bit on the drawer sildes and cabinet doors / drawer fronts. Spending $ here can add 30% easy to a project like this, ie, some single doors ranged from $10 to $70 for the same size.

Cabinets & drawers from Ikea. Left wall is where the PC & photo station will be, centre wall painting (there is a window above it, not pictured, where the fume extractor will go), and right wall is the build area. The wall cabinets have around 25' of LED light strips that be placed under cabinet in 4 rows.

The plan is to build the counter top out of laminated press board topped with cork flooring tiles


Gray cork tiles:


Offline tankmodeler

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #496 on: December 12, 2017, 03:47:40 AM »
Very nice indeed.

To cut costs on cabinetry, might I suggest your local Habitat for Humanity Restore? If they have what you need, the cost can be a very small fraction of what new costs. The down side is that you may not get the exact cabinets you imagined and they could be a bit beat up, to boot.

But they will be a heckuvalot cheaper than any new cabinets. I have bought them on several occasions for shop applications.

But, sometimes, you just want new. I can dig that, too. Just a thought.

Paul

Offline apophenia

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #497 on: December 13, 2017, 08:02:36 AM »
... topped with cork flooring tiles

Excellent detailing on that tile ... very life-like  ;)
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Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #498 on: December 17, 2017, 04:19:14 AM »
Some more 1:1 scale building...at least I don't have to cut the parts from the sprues.

Feeling a little like that Friedrich Nietzsche quote about fighting monsters and staring into an abyss right now...


Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #499 on: December 17, 2017, 09:08:16 AM »
This IKEA, right?  No wonder you're feeling lost...   ;)

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #500 on: December 18, 2017, 03:38:04 AM »
I know this is your own build thread but I wanted to note how wonderfully appropriate that you're posting work on your modelling area under the "Land" section.

Brian da Basher

Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #501 on: December 18, 2017, 06:36:19 AM »
1 box down, and a few snafus. Need an extra pack of cam lockers and some toggle bolts for sheet rock. Since I'm installing these in a way Ikea did not intend (ie 4 x free standing units), I'll need some more legs and and thought as to how to keep everything level for the counter top.

No swearies yet! Apart from trying to re-wire a behind-the-wall Cat5e ethernet Keystone jack the sheetrockers cut through, but I can't blame that cussing on Ikea.

Offline finsrin

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #502 on: December 18, 2017, 06:51:26 AM »
As stated - " I'm installing these in a way Ikea did not intend"
We now have an IKEA kit basher. :smiley:

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #503 on: December 18, 2017, 08:20:35 AM »
As stated - " I'm installing these in a way Ikea did not intend"
We now have an IKEA kit basher. :smiley:
Some folk will whiff anything!  ;)

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #504 on: December 18, 2017, 08:53:58 AM »
Been through a similar exercise on a smaller scale, seriously liking the way this is evolving

Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #505 on: December 19, 2017, 12:25:23 PM »
Whiffing Ikea is not as rare as you might think!

https://www.ikeahackers.net/

Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #506 on: January 22, 2018, 08:16:35 AM »
Getting there!



Firearms closet roughed in:



Hope to have it ready before the snow melts. The snow of 2018. (My wife made me specify a year this time when I told her it would be done "by summer")

Offline finsrin

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #507 on: January 22, 2018, 09:38:23 AM »
Closet, contents, and the rest are all a fine 1/1 project. :smiley:

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #508 on: January 22, 2018, 10:13:19 PM »
You must live in a tough neighbourhood Ginge    ;D

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #509 on: January 23, 2018, 02:37:11 AM »
You must live in a tough neighbourhood Ginge    ;D

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