19 September 2007

Finished with the Media Cart

The media cart is done. You saw one side of it here. Now, finally - here's the other side. I had a piece of 1/4" thick acrylic custom cut and had the holes drilled and countersunk for wood screws. I pre-drilled holes in the wood and then hand-screwed the acrylic to the cart. I still managed to crack very slightly the acrylic when I overtightened one screw, but otherwise I'm pleased with the way it came out. Note the oh-so-subtle marketing ploy of my book in one of the pockets (big grin). I'll be using these pockets to hold new books that I'm currently reading or using as reference for works in progress. There's a neat technique with acrylic glazes in the new Cloth Paper Scissors, by the way.

In the background is another piece of furniture that I built, it's one from a few years ago. I made it to hold some white metal bins from Pottery Barn. I do love the design principle of repetition. There are small bins and large bins and they hold things like yarn and trims, art glitter, pearl ex powders, stamp making supplies, adhesives and mediums, angelina, foil and other surface design materials.

4 comments:

melanie said...

Looking good. And the table...?

I empathize with the screw problem -- I was putting something together today with 8 screws, 7 of which went in with no problem. The last one balked and the head stripped. Off to the hardware store to buy one screw...

Lynne said...

Your media cart looks great! Have you finished with your work station yet? Can't wait to see that too.
It won't be long before my new space is ready ....

Natalya said...

this just makes me want to re-organize my studio.. will you build some furniture for me? hee hee

Kim Hambric said...

Oh I covet the studio furniture. I was thinking of taking a photo of my studio & posting it on my blog. I may do so closer to Halloween -- it is SO scary. I loved how you "plugged" your book by showing it on your cart. It is now on my Amazon wish list, as is The Painted Quilt (a book I had no idea existed). Blogging is such a learning experience.