|Project by Bill Schonfelder||posted 09-09-2015 01:12 PM||1625 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
This was started as a project to store a 7 foot tall custom made $5,000 dollar full size Santa Claus for my employer.
I used Autocad Inventor to design and configure it to fit the Santa for storage. The shelves are removable to be replaced with normal shelves when the Santa is out on display. All of the wood is glued up from 1×6 pine boards. The trim is routed on a router table. I had to create a special base with coaster wheels so I could move it around the shop. The total weight is guessed at 300-400 lbs. It is very heavy. I built this in my garage workshop without any controlled air or AC. Temps would reach at time over 130 degrees inside of the garage. I started this in May and now finished it in September. So far I have invested in this is $3,000.00 in raw wood, glue, sandpaper, screws etc. My employer will finish it with their finishers. There were times that my garage acted like a kiln and evaporated any moisture inside of the wood. I was not use to working in these types of conditions. It was a real learning experience for me.