|Project by Tom Pritchard||posted 03-12-2015 07:25 PM||1290 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
A co-worker of mine asked me to see if I was interested in making some type of “Command Center” of sorts to keep their equipment for the video and sound system in their church. As you can see they were using a folding table. Two things they wanted. One was something that looked nice and seconds some security for the components. (Keep the kids from turning knobs)
After measuring each component overall size I went to work with Sketchup. After final design I went to work on construction. Originally we were going to paint, but after I found out that the Birch plywood was about the same cost as oak plywood we chose to go with the oak. With buying oak timber from local saw mill I got started. This unit overall size is 28” tall x 30” front to back and 60” left to right. All but the inner shelf is oak.
The sketchup design I show demos’ how the front door opens and swings out of the way. Plus the roll top view of the control panel. Not shown in that picture is a drawer I added for use of storage. The other picture showing the unfinished opened view helps explain too.
This project challenged me in several ways, First this the first time making a tambour roll top. Second, this is the first time using edge banding and third is that this is the first time I used my HVLP sprayer with semi-gloss polyurethane. Even with several blemishes with the banding and some in the finish I was very pleased. On the roll top I started to use the cable system and was not happy with the tightness of the segments. I ended up using canvas. That worked very well.
This weekend it will be installed in church just in time for their Sunday service.
The command center is in place. Customer was very happy with the results. Only having a few flaws I was very pleased with the final results.
-- Tom in Madison, Indiana