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Stickley inspired Entertainment Center #2: Design ideas - Plan

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 1181 days ago 1388 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Spent time thinking about what I want in an Entertainment Center. The Stickley designs are 63 in wide. Typical heights are 30 to 34 in. I drew up a plan showing what I think I want to do.

I like kick boards for the bottom better than the typical rounded Stickley design. Frankly, I am not much of a housekeeper and I end up with too much dirt/dust and am too lazy to want to keep it clean under the front.

Bottom 3 openings will be drawers. Top 6 will be shelves. I showed the shelves as dado joined but I think routing in metal slots so that I can move the shelves around would be better.

Problem is, I can dado the verticals for the area around the drawers, but what do I do about the other side? I can’t put two 3/8” dados on both sides of a 3/4” piece. Maybe just dado by 1/4”???

Here’s an improved version:

I think I can solve the dado problem by putting cleats along the top edge of the drawer. They will be hidden by the drawer anyway so that might work. That way I can put dados on the vertical. I think this will work:

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.



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interpim

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#1 posted 1181 days ago

dado’s don’t necessarily have to be half the thickness of a piece… you could get away with 1/4” dado’s, but with the dado on the other side being 1/4” as well, I would think you may have some stability issues with having only 1/4” in the middle to support the cabinet, and whatever you put on or in it.

I would suggest putting 1 fixed shelf, and put pins for adjustable shelves everywhere else.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 1181 days ago

For the fixed shelf that separates the drawers from the shelves (that hold the vertical supports in place) I would think 1/8” deep dados would work. Also (or alternatively) you could simply use butt joints for the verticals that separate the drawers and drive screws through the horizontal piece from the top – the upper verticals will hide the screw heads.

-- Greg D.

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LegendInMyOwnMind

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#3 posted 1181 days ago

@GregD – Yes, great idea. I was thinking about putting cletes below the shelf, but that’s even better!

Thanks,

Doug

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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