Thank you for stopping by and the offer of assistance with the computer skills...I currently sketch in my trusty sketchbook as I have always been a "drawer" and I think that is better for me personally because I can both decifer and understand my notes so much better that way...Maybe it is also a little reluctance to change the status quo as well:-) I will sure take you up on your offer if I ever get urge to step out of my comfort zone, lol:-) Keep building sister; you have skills!
Hi Rayan, I am new to the community and just happened upon your photo on the community homepage...You seem very talented and I am truely jealous of your computer skills:-) I am looking forward to checking out some of your other work in the future but, did want to introduce myself. I notice that other members also think highly of your design work. As a female woodworker, it is nice to see other females showcasing their work! I hope to upload some photos of projects that I have done as well as soon as I can...
it's a fun build, very simple and my little guy loves his! you can build with solid wood and ply or mdf for paint grade, whichever you prefer and depending on how old your kiddos are, you can opt to leave the casters off or choose casters that have a locking mechanism. i didn't add them on mine, but my boy is crazy and i was foreseeing catastrophe. i built the cubby storage desk along with the activity table so that he would have 2 play surfaces and multiple storage options. the top storage bins on the desk are perfect for little tiny pieces like legos and race track parts. fabric storage bins can hold bigger toys on the bottom.
here is the link for the storage desk if you are interested. http://www.thedesignconfidential.com/?p=113
Rayan thanks. I'm flattered at the honor. My wife and I drive tractor trailer to California and back each week. So when we get home for our three days off I don't have a lot of time to waist. You plans and pictures will help by shorting the time I would have to use to draw this up on my CAD program [tubo CAD, Alibre, and Google 7]. So no more waisting time -I have to get to work. Thanks, Jim King, Elmira, NY
Rayan.....The best project I've seen; and the plans sure help too. My wife has been wanting one of these and now it looks as there is no excuse not to make my own. Thanks for your great idea. Jim King Elmira, NY
hahaha I completely get what you are saying. For me, it wasn't a difficult leap because I started in CADD, and it allows me to work in a similar fashion if I choose to, but it has some additional functionality built in, that you only get in 3D modeling programs otherwise...I love that when you draw a series of lines, assuming that you didn't make some sort of error and that all lines are on the same plane and in fact form some sort of quadrilateral, you end up with a solid shape. that really simplifies things and helps the process.
If you need any help getting acquainted with it, I'm happy to help...just drop me a line.
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