|Project by Jeremy Osterhouse||posted 12-31-2014 06:53 PM||877 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
My first commissioned work! Some friends wanted some built-in shelves above the work surface they had put in. This was a lot of work, but I’m really happy with how it turned out. I worked on it in Jan-Feb 2014.Some highlights
- First time using SketchUp—it’s easier than it looks!
- Designing something to be both attractive and structurally sound. It’s constrained on three sides, butts up against the window on three sides, and is hanging on the wall.
- Learning about scribing, which I did around the wall and ceiling. Caulk makes up for my inexperience, but it was a pretty good first attempt.
At this point, my father-in-law had lent me a DeWalt jobsite table saw and I’d received a 12-in SCMS, which made this project possible. I borrowed a router and assembled the boxes with rabbet and dado joints. The face frames are constructed with a Kreg jig (borrowed) and attached with a combination of pocket holes and glue. The whole thing is painted plywood.
-- Jeremy, N Indiana