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Project #9: Coffee Table Book

This week I decided to try my hand and making some coffee table books vs. purchasing them.  I’m all for purchasing a good product — especially if the details are perfect.  I thought that I would try my hand at making a simple coffee table book.  This little project took a little longer than I thought only because of sizing and printing.  For my books I didn’t get all the details right and I only completed three when I actually want to make 10.  My printer colors are not as sharp as I would like them to be, so I’m going to continue this project offline using a laser printer for my covers.  The actual process was really easy…here’s a recap.

For supplies I used:
◈ Ruler
◈ Exacto knife
◈ Scissors
◈ Cutting Matt
◈ Foam Core
◈ Pencil

I didn’t take step by step pictures this time because I knew that would slow me down and the actual assembly was quick and easy.  I just used a ruler to measure out my foam core at 2 1/2″ L x 2″ wide.  I scored and cut two pieces per book. (I made two total today).  I glued both of my pieces together.  Then I grabbed some images from Pinterest for coffee table books, the two that I used were Tom Ford and The Year of the Cozy.  In Photoshop I created an image that was 4.5″ L x 3″ H for overhang or bleeding.  I also found an image of a side view of book pages. + I glued every onto my foam core just like I would wrap a gift..and that was it.

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rough edges

Now because foam core cuts rough around the edges I though that when I picked this up again this week that I would use wood pieces so the edges of my book would be smoother.  + Again I want to do 10 total and I think the key is just making sure the sizing is correct.  + Now I know how to do that I can find more images this week, then print everything and just crank them out.

Tom Ford

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This was an easy project and I figured I would concentrate on cranking out a few easy things before I moved onto making furniture, which is coming down the line.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog + I hope everyone has a happy Sunday + and come back next week where I’ll be working on something new from my long list here on the Dollplace Project.

++ Want to know more about my upcoming projects + click here ++

++ For a picture gallery of all my past projects + click here ++


EQUIPMENT//SHOOTING
◈ Nikon D90
◈ Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G
◈ Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
◈ Aputure Amaran Halo AHL-H100 LED Ring Flash Light

PROGRAMS//SOFTWARE
◈ Adobe Lightoom
◈ Adobe Photoshop
◈ PhotoScapeX

OTHER SOURCES
Amazon
Etsy
IKEA
Fabric[dot]com
Michaels

DOLLY CLOTHING//SHOES
◈ Lotuslina
◈ Summomo
◈ FantasyDolls
◈ Karapisdiza
◈ Guppykisses
◈ TTYA

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