|Project by BOBAH||posted 09-30-2015 05:18 AM||1182 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
My friend has asked me if I could build a compact shelf for his son’s gaming console – the one that would keep it safe when kids are running and horsing around. This is the result – lightweight “pocket” shelf with a good air flow and all wires tucked in made out of poplar.
It was another chance to practice with pocket screw joinery and band saw. I have cut out the inner parts of the front side with a jigsaw, then finished with flush trim bit/round bit on the router table. Made two slots with keyhole bit on the back of the top shelf to hang it. The bottom shelf was intended for power brick and cables, I made keyhole slots as well as pocket screw holes in case my friend prefers to attach it right under the top one. The optimal combination turns out to be to offset it to the left, still attach to the top one.
As for finish, I had to do it twice – I started with cheap spray paint completed with sprayable shellac. Didn’t like the result at all, re-sanded, re-painted with three layers of Rust-Oleum satin spray paint. Lightly sanded with 3000 grit sandpaper between layers – yes, 3000, never thought I could find use for anything beyond 320 :-) Buffed with wax afterwards.