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Old 11-08-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Random things you can use as a baseboard

I have been thinking again, and as part of looking to get some furniture for my new place, started seeing modelling opportunities, and wondered what anyone else thinks?

How about in a bureau?

Yours for only 30, looks solid, and with a little sanding/paint would look decent, and can lock the layout (albeit a micro one) in the writing section with ready built back boards for scenery, and all that storage underneath for stock and other assorted materials.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:19 AM   #2
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Furniture is rather underated. We have a child's cupboard dating from the 1600's which would be good to convert to something more interesting. Maybe a spiralling 009 gauge layout in it? I was thinking of ideas! Not sure yet. Other old odd furniture looks possible. Most of the old austerity cupboards from WW2 would make interesting things for a layout to run through.

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Old 12-08-2017, 11:44 AM   #3
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Not exactly furniture but at my local railway club we have an N gauge layout on an ironing board. Easy to store vertically and sound legs design for when it's in use.
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A few years ago I saw a nice little N gauge layout built onto a toilet seat. A fun idea!
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Quite deliberately people have built OO9 layouts into coffee tables.

However I did once build an N gauge tail chaser into an old TV, but it wasn't all that successful. All that is left is the front plate glass screen which I now use as a flat surface for wagon kit building.
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A few years ago I saw a nice little N gauge layout built onto a toilet seat. A fun idea!
OK long as you don't get a derailment,,,,,,, John
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Default Kitchen units as baseboard support?

We are getting our kitchen refitted at the beginning of December and after that, I am going to clear out the spare room. There is no room to store anything in there which is a pitty because I was thinking of using the old kitchen base unit carcases as support for my baseboards. The old kitchen bits are in bad condition as they are decades old so I was thinking of getting the cheapest new kitchen base units I could find. I am trying to save myself from as much cutting as possible and I dread the prices of all the wood needed to build strong enough support for the baseboard. I see that B&Q have double base kitchen units at 34 for 1000mm long sink units. My spare room is 11’ X 10’. The units have shelves in them too which would be handy. Then there is the height adjustable legs for getting them level. I don’t know if they would be cheaper than buying all the wood but I would find it easier to build the units than cut all the wood and make sure it was sturdy enough.
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You certainly won't be the first to use kitchen units.
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