Well I think I met my match! My current wife, ( I”m considering trading her in), always says I never build anything for her, or as she would say US. (yeah right).
A while back our projection screen television committed suicide. So we bought a flat screen model that hangs on the wall.
Of course all the “stuff” that used to sit on top of the previous T.V. cabinet was demoted to sitting on the floor.
Thus, the need for a cabinet to sit below the new unit, and house the “stuff”. Do you believe I didn’t see that coming? Doh!
Well, while I was riding in the car with her, she described what she would like. I drew what I interpreted from the description, which surprisingly, she liked. It is tough to draw while riding in a car, so excuse the informal technique.
I started out by measuring the television, and consulting with her as to the size of the cabinet, got started on construction.
Being the veneer nut that I am, and the fact the cabinet was rounded at the ends, it was a no brainer that would be the material of choice. I decided to do an Ebony kick base, with the grain running vertically, since that would make it more time consuming. I’m a big fan of Ebony and I do like the look of it installed in that direction .
I then rough cut the veneers for the cabinet itself. (which my lovely wife chose). She brought me a cup of coffee, just in time to see me finish cutting the veneer. After seeing the ebony, which she didn’t know I was going to use, and was already installed on the kick base, decided the beautiful figured veneer I had cut wasn’t a good match. Too busy.
My veneer happens to be stored between the skylights on the ceiling. The ceiling is framed up to the roof level, creating a fair amount of storage room for shelves. (about 10’ – 12’ above the ground).
I spent the next couple hours getting flitches of veneers for her to look at. Finally, she chose figured satinwood. Then the next couple hours re-wrapping the veneer and putting it back on the shelves.
Well, this same difficult client is now tapping her foot at the front door, so I gotta get out of here!
To Be Continued…