one more quick update and i’ll shut up for a while:
successfully burned a gray scale “halftone” on the laser as a negative in linoleuem. relief printed results in postive image.
that’s what i’ve been shooting for!
It hasn’t been in my experience. I’ve done some false bottoms in drawers, and on shelves but around the house did a few fun things with molding and magnets.
I don’t even have anything to hide, but it’s so fun. I’m kind of surprised more people getting custom work like you do don’t ask for it.
We have a hidden room behind a bookcase, and the entryway is always open. It seemed cool when we bought the house, but it’s kind of a pain to roll the bookcase backward into the space, and then close it up again each time.
It’s more that the house has settled ever so slightly, and so lining up the edges of the bookcase with the slot it fits into is a process. The bookcase slides into the hiding spot, so there are no wheel tracks to see when it’s closed up. Also when it’s closed up there’s no way at all to tell there’s a room back there. You might figure it out if you walked around the side and the back of the house actually looking to find something, but otherwise no. But it’s finished, with wood flooring, a sofa-seat, lamp, and reading table, plus big closet storage.