I got my first ‘commission’ a few days ago. I occasionally play golf with a friend, Dan, who has just moved into a new place and has inherited an older 50” big screen. Over a post-round beer, he mentioned he needs a sturdy stand and asked me how the woodworking skills were coming along and if I might be interested… We chatted, made a sketch on a napkin, and now I’m working on some designs in SketchUp.
He’s getting a ‘bargain’ cuz he’s a good friend and I’m not sure I truly qualify as someone who should be charging for his work just yet. We’ll see how this goes. I agreed to work something up and if it was a go all he had to do was buy materials. Dan said that was good with one condition – he got to help. I just sat there with a big grin because I made him a promise a long time ago that he could come and make dust with me any time. (He was along for the ride the day I bought my saw, jointer, and router.)
The current plan is to construct it from some nicely veneered plywood and do some simple face molding for strength and to cover the ply. It will have 4 – 6 drawers and two doors behind which stereo components/gaming consoles will live.
Dennis, or any other cabinet makers here on LJ - If you read this, I’d love your input before I get too far down the road.
I’ll post the designs and progress if it gets off the ground. This should be interesting…
Minor update: Dennis pointed out the SketchUp link wasn’t working. I removed it and it may have been confusing. It was a link to the SketchUp site not the prelim designs. Those are not complete yet. Apologies for any confusion.
-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN