Anyone know where I can find such a thing?
The designer wants oblong aluminum tubes.
I would like to screw a "post" to back and front of drawer and slip the tubes over it.
I really don't want to rout 165 oblong holes.
Ideally, the rods would be skinnier than closet poles.
At the risk of sounding like a professional smartaxx...
How about using aluminum tubing so rust is not an issue. People hate rust stains on their clothes.
Could fit over a furniture glide at ea end, if you bore a socket in front and thru hole at back you could screw from the bottom into the tube to anchor it.
if the tubes were round I could just drill sockets or holes....problem solved. They want oblong. so I'd have to rout for sockets which would be too time consuming. Trying to find a peg or something the inside diameter/shape of the tube so I can screw to insides of drawer and slip tube over. The staining issue is a separate issue. Maybe we can shoot some conversion varnish on the aluminum?
You can source thin wall stainless flat oval but the designer spec's what they spec.. You can get aluminum oval closet pole most anywhere.
I'd think you could just run long sticks of material on the shaper or router table rounding over all four edges to the inside dimension of the tubing. Cut them into short pieces, drill a hole in the center, and glue and screw and youve got your posts?
These are common for people with lots of wool type sweaters and garments that have to be stretched out flat and let air dry. Its not like every article of clothing is not put in the dryer. Or maybe the person she is working for is a natural fiber artist or makes sweaters and other garments out of Alpaca or something? Why question the designer who is offering you work?
This is a perfect job for a cnc router. Have them route straight thru the box front and back. Slide the oval tube thru the box. Cover the madness with the drawer front and a thin piece of ply on the back.
If you use melamine sheet. They could route the whole sheet then edge band the parts.
Anodized aluminum is the go for tube.
Sorry for my prior rant. We as craftsman/fabricators earn more money & work when these designers invent these crazy projects. That is exactly what can keep us in business. However, I find it a bit over the top when they spec oval pipe. It will increase the cost massively over typical round pipe. Are they doing it because they get 5% of the cost?
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