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Look at these cool shelves...... Anyone reckon they could make them? Answered


http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/05/12/second-and-a-half-dimension-shelves/
I reckon some clever person could tell us all how...

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Dr. Pepper (author)2010-12-10

it would be awesome! maybe someone could post an instructable about it?

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kelseymh (author)Dr. Pepper2010-12-10

What a brilliant idea! I might even subscribe to you so I'll know when you've done it.

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frollard (author)kelseymh2010-12-10

I was going to say: this would make a great topic in 'burning questions'

...it would also help if there was more than one camera angle on the linked site -- then we could grasp if the pockets are really parallelogram, or if their flats were hiding.

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kelseymh (author)frollard2010-12-10

In order to tile the plane (since they aren't Penrose tiles :-), they have to be equilateral rhomboids with 60- and 120-degree vertex angles. Nothing else will fit together.

A very interesting question regarding the camera angles, though: are they built perpendicular to the wall, or do they angle upward? The latter would make fabrication somewhat more difficult.

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frollard (author)kelseymh2010-12-11

Exactly my thought -- if they are just straight boring rhomboids, then it's a no-brainer, just some quality woodworking on the joints, and some creative painting to make the shadows go the wrong way.

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orksecurity (author)2010-12-10

Sit down with cardboard and scissors and tape and try some experiments. Then replicate in wood.

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kelseymh (author)2010-12-10

60 degree and 120 degree angles. Good miter cuts for the joints. Careful measurement and cutting to ensure all pieces have the same outside dimension. Since they hang on a wall, you could even dispense with the rhobmoid back piece.

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