quote:Originally posted by Trudie Thats just how I feel too. Its a pity some of the local stitch shop dont let you take one home for a few days to try .Iam sure they would sell more and more expensive ones at that !I own two floorstand but prefer the universal one to the other cheapie australian one.
Which Australian one did you buy, Trudie? I'm now living in Australia too and have been avidly researching floorstands for ages because ONE DAY I will be able to afford one ( ) and I would really like to not have to order one from the States and pay the massive postal charges. So far the two I like the best are the Ergo from Artisan Designs in America(http://www.artisandesign.com/html/ergo_for_recliners.html) and the Mark 2 from Hearthside Craftworks in Canada (http://www.hearthsidecraftworks.com/prod_mark2.php). And while aesthetically I think the Ergo looks better and I like the way you can manoeuvre the accessories (chart stand, accessory table, etc.) around to exactly where you want them, I think the fact that it is supported from only one side would spell death on such a large project as an SQ, I'm sure it would sag. So I think for SQ I'm more leaning towards the Mark 2, which although the chart and floss holders are way up on the top of the stand, has the added benefit of being on wheels. I like that. However, postage postage postage will be soooo expensive (I know because we bought an Ergo for my mother-in-law on her birthday). I would really love to find an Aussie alternative that would be as good.
I would love to ....someone will have to tell me how to post it here....I also made the stand it is sitting on and if anyone wants to know how I did that will be more then happy to share that as well........Tami
quote:Originally posted by tdobbs I would love to ....someone will have to tell me how to post it here....I also made the stand it is sitting on and if anyone wants to know how I did that will be more then happy to share that as well........Tami
Yes yes, please do! As for how to post a photo, allow me to quote our fellow SQer Angela:
"Posting an image is easy! First, you post your jpeg to a webhost - I use Photobucket at the moment. It's free, and pretty simple to upload a pic there. Then, you'll notice that there's three lines of code beneath the uploaded image in your album. Just copy the IMG code into your Scarlet Quince post and that's it."
Glad it worked Alanna,
I noticed that you live in Aus. so I don't know what your local hardware store would be but I got the supplies from Homedepot and Lowe's. You can make it as large as you want ...but what I did was to make the back 48" long so I can use it for whatever project.It is 2.5" wide and made of oak to hold up. I then measured in about 2" in and started drilling every inch.I used screws that look pretty at the head so it looks polished. for the legs I used two sizes. I'm pretty tall so I screwed about 4-6 different holes again about 1 inch apart to adjust for different heights. sometimes I sit in a roller chair and sometime not...if you notice I put two screw on top and two on the legs...for support. the frame will be heavy so you will need to brace that in with the screws. the top leg is 18 inches and the wider bottom is 24", but do it according to your comfort. I sat in the chair I will use primarily and then just eyeballed it....the feet are 18 inches long and screwed in with four bolts....
Here's a list of supplies:
14ft of 2.5 oak board
that is what you need for the floor frame
I used 1/4" bolts for these
4-screws(whatever kind you like)
I hope I got everything...if I left something out let me know....
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quote:Originally posted by tdobbs Glad it worked Alanna,
I noticed that you live in Aus. so I don't know what your local hardware store would be but I got the supplies from Homedepot and Lowe's. You can make it as large as you want ...but what I did was to make the back 48" long so I can use it for whatever project.It is 2.5" wide and made of oak to hold up. I then measured in about 2" in and started drilling every inch.I used screws that look pretty at the head so it looks polished. <snipped>
WooHoo!!! You rock!! That is EXACTLY what I want DH to build for me!!!!! The only reason I've been holding out, waiting for DH to do it, is because I don't want to spend valuable stitching time on it myself!! Well, and I don't know where any of the tools are because some boys around my house don't put their things away when they are done playing with them
Okay, I'm copying off your material list and your pics and sending them to him - he's kinda slow at work today, so here's somehting to keep him busy!!!!
I think maybe you ought to apply for apatent and sell those bad boys - you put a $200 price tag on there, and think of all the stash you could buy!!!!
Oh, and glad the Q-snap clamps did the trick - my dowels must be skinnier than yours, as they are definitely way too big to fit on my scrolls...
Thank you everyone for the kudos...but I got the idea from hearthsidecraftworks.com .They want about 350.00 and there is no way I can afford that..I spent about 60.00 with everything I bought and some of it was not used so if I got only what I really needed it would have cost probably 50.00 or less.....I hope I didn't infringe on anyone's copyrights
If I wait on my DH to do it I would be too hold to hold a needle....lol..just like when I decided to remodle my kitchen...he came home one day and there I was with a sludge hammer going to town on a few walls.....and cabinets were on the floor...lol....he thought "yes she has truly lost her mind now"
Karen...did you try putting scrap fabric between them...I bought the big dowels for the large patterns fromHEAD and I think I will need them here too....