I just completed the art print bin being built for The Clearwater Gallery in Sisters, Oregon. This was a commissioned piece to hold shrink-wrapped art prints in the gallery. The owners felt that a wooden print bin would fit the character of the gallery better than a commercial steel bin. Music to this woodworker’s ears!
Completed Print Bin
The design was worked out with SketchUp and finalized with a mock-up built with pine and MDF using a Kreg Jig and pocket screw joinery. The only change from the original design was to increase the height of the back support and to add a set of lower supports between the legs.
Original SketchUp Rendering
SketchUp Working Perspective
Pine & MDF Mock-Up
Final SketchUp Rendering
The project was built with Wild Oregon Cherry that I got from a family run hardwood mill. I showcased Hardwood Components, Inc. in Episode #86 on my blog The Folding Rule. For storage and portability, the design features a knock down system using black oxide allen-head cap screws, brass washers and threaded steel inserts. The print bin shelf is veneered with rift sawn cherry and covered with black commercial carpet to provide support and traction for the art prints.
Leg Leveler Detail
Carpeted Shelf Support
The support legs have an adjustable leveler to help remove any rocking on uneven floors in the gallery. The floors are wonderfully finished original wood with a lot of character, including a couple of bullet holes from a prior conflict when the gallery was a store that catered to early loggers working in the nearby forests.
A Brass Makers-Mark Completes the Project!
Delivery to the gallery is scheduled for tomorrow.