|Project by MRue||posted 01-06-2015 11:03 PM||2067 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
Bamboo Plywood with Legs & trim made from Wenge
I wanted it low and long. About 24” high and 7’ wide
Turns out when you make cabinet doors with no 90 degree angles that you can’t hinge them… At least I didn’t know how to. So I made a single dado ‘bypass’ door. With the single track they don’t bypass, but I didn’t want to add the extra depth that the 2nd dado would require. Given the very infrequent use the doors will get, this should not be a problem. I designed a cavity in the front legs the doors slide through.
I mounted aluminum speaker grill mesh into the bamboo frames to obscure the components. I think it’s a nice look and the remotes work just fine
I made the top shelf of the middle section to accommodate a center speaker that I built a few years ago (Phil Bamberg design) the speaker cover is attached with magnets on the top and a little clip for the bottom. The sides of that frame mimics the shape of the legs
Bamboo plywood is interesting to work with. You can get it raw (very blond) or carbonized. I used the carbonized. Heavy, strong and expensive. It finishes up very nicely with BLO, shellac, and a clear finish
Let me know what you think