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a few weeks ago i saw a link that tells how to make decay shelves but i cant find it now...can you help to find it? Answered

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RavingMadStudios (author)2009-12-03

Oddly enough, there is apparently such a thing as a "decay shelf" - not a typo. Link here: http://www.funktionalfurniture.co.uk/Bookshelves/Katz_Decay_Shelves.htm

Pic attached below. Beats me how to make 'em, though.

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I guess I could figure out how, but I doubt I'd ever desire to build them without just cau$e. Looks like they're a pretty wasteful use of wood (if indeed they're wood).

casting the sections using resin or a similar material (any number of materials could be used to cast sections) wouldn't be too hard. Ok, it wouldn't be a no brainer, but it looks very doable. welding them together would simply be a matter of using the right adhesive for the cast material. And since they look like fluff, I'm sure money was no issue.

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steveastrouk (author)seandogue2009-12-04

Veneered MDF for a bet, but bandsawing from solid might be possible, and probably not wasteful of wood - you'd make a stack for cutting 5 out and nest the cuts.

Steve

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seandogue (author)steveastrouk2009-12-04

Yeah, lamination would be another way to do it...Seems like alot of work though, in any case.

And they still look like a grand waste of material to me.

Eye of the beholder, I suppose.

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I'm with you. This is totally not my aesthetic, so I don't really have any input on reproducing a piece like this.
Now, if the lines were cleaner, more geometric, maybe kind of asian-inspired then we'd be cooking with gas. Not to mention wasting a lot less wood on decorative curlicue bits.
Of course, such a piece is probably available in kit form at Ikea.

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agreed. I like the oriental school. This is cool from a "how the hell did you do that?!!" perspective, but doesn't rock my world. Produced by a designer whose company caters to the neuvo-riche with a bunch or rather ugly furniture if you ask this practical snob...  snore.

lol...2400 pounds... A mere $4000 US...gimme a break.

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Re-design (author)2009-12-03
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seandogue (author)2009-12-03

The question is simply too cryptic for me, but I'm dying to know what it means.

oh well, someone else will be coffin up an idea soon though, I'm sure.

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cyberpageman (author)2009-12-03

 Are you sure it said "decay," like in "rot?"

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