#1 By: Cory Doctorow, January 13th, 2014 23:01
#2 By: Alexandra Kitty, January 13th, 2014 23:11
#3 By: Jim_Kirk, January 13th, 2014 23:26
#4 By: Jim_Kirk, January 13th, 2014 23:31
The never-ending bench reminds me of these, only giant sized
#5 By: El Mariachi, January 14th, 2014 01:33
An awful lot of these require a laser cutter or CNC router (or superhuman jigsaw skillz.) It would be nice to see a top 20 of pieces one can make with ordinary tools. Otherwise it’s like watching Norm Abram showing you how to make a curio shelf… with a barn full of a quarter million dollars of shop tools.
#6 By: jake0748, January 14th, 2014 02:23
Oh for fuck's sake. Isn't furniture, (you know, like chairs, tables, shelves, etcetera), by defintion, "open-source"? I find this post extremely unenlightening. Fah!
#7 By: Brian Sizemore, January 14th, 2014 03:05
I agree. And yet somehow I think it might be subtly implying these are open source for the basis of sending the cad design to a place that does CNC routing and saying here look these plans are open source so it's okay to use them....
Ironically shop drawing for several thousand dollar pieces of furniture aren't hard to come by at all. In fact I doubt you'd get in much trouble for producing knock off pieces as long as you weren't claiming they were original.
#8 By: Florian Klinglmueller, January 14th, 2014 06:42
Same what I thought. I expected something more like the Hartz IV Moebel (http://hartzivmoebel.blogspot.co.at/ site is in german only) which provide furniture designs that are cheap and easy to assemble by everybody.
#9 By: jbg, January 14th, 2014 07:42
Have you looked around your local area to see if there is a TechShop or community maker space with a ShopBot? I don't own any power tools, but I am very lucky in that I have a community maker space not far from me and for the price of a gym membership I can use their ShopBot all day long.
This is one place to start:
#10 By: James_Agenbroad, January 14th, 2014 07:50
#11 By: da_Bird, January 14th, 2014 08:52
The "Wall Desk Chalk Board" is pretty clever and would certainly be used in the kids' playroom. Most of the rest of this, though... meh. I'll stick to making stuff that doesn''t require a CNC machine.
#12 By: Alexandra Kitty, January 14th, 2014 11:41
#13 By: xuv, January 14th, 2014 16:36
How can you call this "open source" since most of the licenses used for the projects are Creative Commons Non-Commercial. If it's commercially restricted to use it, it's not "open source" isn't it?
Here is a list of real open source furniture we call Libre Objet: http://libreobjet.org
#14 By: Cory Doctorow, January 18th, 2014 23:01
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