|Project by Patrick Jaromin||posted 03-22-2015 07:00 PM||1663 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
When I started the “Rock-n-roll Basement” remodeling project, I was hoping to either find the cabinet I needed, or assemble it from multiple pre-built carcasses. This didn’t work out – there simply wasn’t anything out there I could find that would fit the bill.
So, I’d have to build something.
In keeping with the bohemian club theme, I wasn’t really looking for anything particularly fancy, nor was I interested in spending weeks (given my relative lack of spare time) crafting something out of hardwood. Thus, a fairly basic plywood box finished with Polyshades.
Picky, picky, picky…
What it lacks in exotic woods or joinery, it makes up for (I hope) in a couple fairly unique design elements. First, the top is composed of around 3,000 guitar picks entombed in EnviroTex Lite pour-on epoxy (over $200 worth, ugh). The first 2,000 “picks” are actually veneer from a sample pack I punched out with a pick punch. The last thousand are bulk celluloid picks bought off eBay with a few Rush (for me) and Bon Jovi (for my wife and sis-in-law) thrown on top.
Pump up the volume
I also wasn’t all that happy with what I could find for drawer/door hardware. After much searching, I wound up buying some Marshall gold-top amplifier knobs and some rather unique clear plexi “chicken head” knobs from a manufacturer in Florida. The door panels also looked a bit plain, so I bought some gold/beige and brown vintage style speaker grill cloth that I wrapped around some 1/8” plywood and mounted to the doors.
While the construction and finishing materials may be nothing to brag about, I am rather fond of the way design came together and thought it might serve as inspiration for someone else’s project, in the same way I’ve derived much inspiration from the many projects viewed here over the years.
The obligatory Nigel Tufnel clip..
Enjoy and let me know what you think!
-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog