|Project by Todd||posted 12-06-2009 09:52 AM||3286 views||15 times favorited||21 comments|
My Dad needed a place to store his media gear—DVR, DVD Player & Receiver. I convinced him to steer clear of IKEA and Pottery Barn and let me take a stab at it.
My first real attempt at designing and then building a piece of furniture from scratch. I’ve done a handful of built-ins and copied a few pieces (dressers, end tables,etc…) from magazines but this was the first time I’ve actually used Sketchup to create something of my own.
Used strips of maple to create the vented doors and drawer pull.
Drawer is shallow enough for a surge protector to fit behind.
Center strip of walnut on back panel is removable for cable mgmt (magnets hold in place)
Haven’t tried dove-tails yet so I opted for doweled-rabbets to attach the drawer front
Drawer is sized to hold DVDs under the sliding tray for remote(s), etc.
Anyway… Not perfect by any means but I learned a lot—including the realization that I want a bandsaw—- and I enjoyed the process. Now that it’s been delivered I miss it already.