|Project by EricLew||posted 12-30-2014 06:19 AM||599 views||0 times favorited||0 comments|
Here is another easy project, easy because there is no precision woodworking required. My wife has been asking for this since I got my new table saw a few months ago, and I finally got around to it this past holiday weekend.
As you can see, 1/2 in. CDX plywood and 1X4 pine. The panels are each 44 X 20 I glued and stapled the frames to the back, and made cleats, with a 45 degree bevel to mount them to the wall. Notice the top rail on the panels are also cut at 45 degrees. This is a really good way to mount these because the cleats hold the panels very tight and flush against the wall.
The 3 panels are not attached to each other, because the cleats hold them so tight they are just butted up against each other. The upholstery work is a little tedious, but I have experience from making some poker tables in the past. I adhered foam to the front of the panels, then stapled 1 & 1/2 in. batting and then the upholstery. Between the frames, batting and upholstery, each panel has about 500 crown staples.
My old Craftsman crown stapler broke in the middle of this project, so I got a new Porter Cable crown stapler out of this. Maybe I’ll do a review of it :)
-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon