‘SHIRKSHOP’ is a design initiative started on the basis of Open Source Furniture Design. If you are a furniture fanatic why not try making your own furniture!

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Bricks

‘Bricks’ is a concept developed based on how we construct everyday things by piling up. In urban India, we often do not have a proper demarcation between the living and dining room, and the book rack acts as a partition between ….

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Wood Polishing Methods

To polish wood: sand the wood smooth, stain to check shade of the chosen polish, apply polish on one surface at a time, wipe away excess before it dries and apply a finish.

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Types of Wood

Wood is classified based on strength, weight and colour. Jackfruit, Pine, Sal, Babul, Matti are strong wood types. Mango, Teak, Shivan are moderately hard, while Rubber needs to be treated before use.

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Tools

The tools of woodworking are classified as Power Tools (those requiring electricity), Hand Tools (those requiring manual effort), Measuring tools and Assorted Equipment (aimed at cutting, chiseling and presicion incisions.)

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Clear Finishes

Polishes differ from each other in appearance, durability, safety and maintenance. Commonly used polishes are Wax, Shellac, Nitrocellulose lacquer, Conversion Varnish and Linseed Oil.

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What is Wood?

Wood is the earliest known natural building material known to mankind. It is derived from tree trunks and branches, whose outer layer is called the Bark. Underneath the bark, is a cylinder of thin-walled, delicate layer of cells that are ….

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EaTable

Most young professionals stay in urban areas. Larger the city gets, smaller the spaces for living. In such context, standard six-seater dining tables are not typically used and also take up a large space. Therefore ‘Eatable’ is a unique solution ….

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