Desktop Design White

Desktop Design White

Sketch for Desktop Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn

I decided to build my own desk, as I couldn’t find one pre-made that adequately filled the 10.5 foot wide space for my desk.  I decided to use Baltic birch, as it is so beautiful (and it resonates with my Baltic heritage 🙂 ), but it only comes in 5 foot x 5 foot sheets at our local lumber yard. It took a while to sort out how to approach this, and designing it in Illustrator to scale aided greatly.  I was also able to visualize various color finishing options.

Shown below are a few color options in the top and front views.

Desktop Design White Desktop Design With Supporting Tables Desktop Design With Black Legs

You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Wood Storage Cart

Wood Storage Cart

Sketch for Wood Storage Cart Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

We needed a storage cart to store our extra wood, but it had to be smaller than any I’ve seen plans for, so I designed one to fit our space.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Sewing Cabinet Design

Sewing Cabinet Design

Sketch for Sewing Cabinet Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I thought I might prefer to build my own sewing table with drawers and a storage area for my sewing machine.  Here are two versions of the design I was working on.  However, I decided to purchase a pre-made sewing table instead of doing all the hard work of actually building the table.  Oh, well.

Sewing Cabinet Design In Color

Sewing Cabinet Design In Color

CD Shelves Design

CD Shelves Design

Sketch for CD Shelves Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

A design for a pair of CD shelves to hold all of our CDs AND fit into a small space.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Design For Garden Bench

Design For Garden Bench

Sketch for Garden Bench Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

A design for a little garden bench, to be made from scrap wood.  This was the design, but I built it differently, to accommodate some wonky used wood pieces.  It turned out stable, even though some of the wood was a bit warped and all.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Art Table Design

Art Table Design

Sketch for Art Table Design
Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Pretty soon I plan to build myself a nice art table with a few drawers and some vertical storage dividers.  I will probably use a hollow core door for my desktop (as I already have one, and it’s a great size and shape…and it was cheap!).  This is the current design plan.  You can probably see the uncanny resemblance to my design for a sewing table.  Hey, you gotta start somewhere.

Framing Table Design

Framing Table Design

Sketch for Framing Table Design
Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I need to build a good working table on castors for picture framing.  This is my design at present (I use colors in the drawing just to help me distinguish different sizes of dimensional lumber and plywood).  I left out the height dimension on the drawing; it should be 36″.

Storage Shelving Design

Storage Shelving Design

Sketch for Storage Shelving Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

A design for some much-needed storage shelves for storing large cardboard boxes and styrofoam (for shipping paintings).  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Categories
Archives