|Project by thiel||posted 06-03-2009 04:19 AM||2686 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
In my old shop (moved about 6 months ago) I had a number of countertops that were built right into the space by the previous owner. In the new place, I have been desperate for some storage, but I wanted to spend my time doing “real” work instead of building shop furniture; I’d envisioned building my shop furniture with good joinery and nice details.
My patience ran out, so I opted to bang some things out quickly (like in 3 hours), but since even temporary stuff tends to have a long life, I didn’t want it to look TOO bad.
—Carcass is 18mm poplar (home depot)
—Doors are 1/2 inch birch ply (home depot)
—This is all butt joints, glue, and drywall screws. I didn’t even bother to break out the dado blade.
—I wanted lighter doors and realized too late that the hinges wouldn’t mortise deep enough in them… so I made the hinge cups a decorative feature by cutting all the way through.
—I undersized the doors on the carcass to get a shadowline. Unconventional, but I kinda like it.
—The knobs were saved from some demolition work I did YEARS ago. They were kicking around, so I used em.
—Interior dividers are coming, but will be removable
For the time invested, I’m pretty pleased. In the photo, you can see where I’m gonna spend a couple more hours on a basic countertop and cabinets… I’ll post those next.
-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency