|Project by Calmudgeon||posted 02-23-2015 09:39 PM||687 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This was a small commission for a client – nothing too fancy. I let the proportions of the project be dictated largely by the function, which was to house a TV facing their dining room. Since the piece sits between the dining and living rooms, it was important that that back of the cabinet look at least as good as the front.
The cabinet was created using frame and panel construction from solid maple and maple ply. It needed to match other dark furniture pieces in the living room, so I tinted it with a walnut-toned commercial spray-on tint, then finished it with two coats of sprayed satin pre-cat lacquer.
Because tinting and lacquering the inside of the cabinet would have been impossible after assembly, I sprayed the inside first, then completed the assembly and masked the entire inside before spraying the outside. This accounts for the strange picture where the inside of the cabinet is lined with last week’s sale flyers.
I’ve also included a photo of my clamping and assembly process where you can clearly see the finished interior and unfinished exterior. The last stage of assembly was to attach the face frame, which already had the pre-finished shelves attached.
-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang