Today was Christmas.
The hardware arrived. Including Blum “Blumotion” drawer slides and Blum Euro hinges. Also vents for the electronics and shelf pins.
The Middle Shelf
I made a quick jig for drilling the shelf pin holes.
The middle shelf in place:
The 5th leg
I decided to add a fifth leg in the back to support the weight of a large TV added to the already massive 6-foot long cabinet. It will not be attached to the floating back panel.
I glued the leg in place and while I waited I cut the hole for the vent. This will allow the heat from the electronics to escape.
The vent in place:
The back of the cabinet is done and ready to flip back onto all fives:
Detail of the 5th leg:
The 5th leg where it attaches at the top of the cabinet:
The Cabinet Doors
Here is the gorgeous Jatoba stalk for the fronts of the cabinet:
The grain will run continuously across the front of the cabinet from left to right through the drawer fronts and doors.
The stock has been arranged and cut as it will be divided on the face of the cabinet:
Once I had the pieces cut for the cabinet doors I joined them with a biscuit jointer:
And finally I have doors! I didn’t have time to do the final fitting and install the hinges but At least I was able to see them in place before I left for dinner.
Total Building Time So Far: 70 hours
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