Bespoke drinks cabinet proposal: what they teach you at KLC

This morning I decided to crack on with my coursework and thought I share some of my previous work. In the first half of the KLC course, one of the tasks was to design a drinks cabinet for a family living room design.

I really enjoyed this part of the course as it prepared me well for my bespoke furniture design projects which I undertook since. Two of them I wrote about here and here.  Look at my technical drawing which I submitted for the “furniture maker”.

It should always show the following:

  1. Axo drawing of the piece of furniture
  2. Drawing of the inside of the furniture (where applicable)
  3. A plan drawing of the furniture and if wood is used as the material, show the direction of the grain.
  4. A side elevation of the furniture and again if wood is used, show the direction of the grain.
  5. Drawing of the joint or show how the furniture will be assembled. If hinges are used, specify the location.
  6. If there is a curve or arc, show the radius of the arc.
  7. The part which I struggled the most was working out the radius. It took me ages to work it out and to draw it correctly. The course material doesn’t really give you the instructions how to calculate it but after a long search and browsing on the internet I found the formula which is simple to understand and to follow. Go to this website here if you need to work out the radius.
  8. The labels on the drawing should always start from the far right bottom. Once I positioned it too high and it was a mistake which cost me few points. Again, I found that the course material didn’t emphasize it.

The labels should have:
1.  Title
2.  Drawing number
3.  Drawn by (name of that person)
4 . Date
5.  Scale (if applicable)
6.  Description and instructions for the manufacturer
7.  Notes (if applicable)
8. It should also state whether the drawings are to scale or not. If not to scale, it should show all necessary dimensions.

Here is my rendered axo drawing to show how the cabinet should look like.

The cabinet I proposed would be made of polished high gloss teak wood and the cabinet door would be in white high gloss lacquered wood. The corner’s strips and the door bespoke monogram handles would be from high gloss nickel.

I hope this helps to anyone new to technical furniture drawing!


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