|Project by Pdub||posted 12-11-2009 06:54 PM||2023 views||1 time favorited||20 comments|
Well, it’s finally finished. I posted in the earlier stage of this project. As stated before my boss thought that since I did woodwork, I was a cabinet maker. So, I said I would try. I have to admit that I had fun doing this, but was a little stressed that he would not like it. He pretty much gave me the reins to design and build this. This cabinet is the first thing you see when you walk into our place of business so there was no pressure on me at all. LOL The wooden doors were bought at Menards and the glass doors and shelves were purchased at a Fargo glass. The missile in the middle was turned by a guy that I work with. Got to give him his props because he does amazing work.
The overall length is almost twelve feet, the two end pieces are 20 inches deep, but I put a false back in it so the shelves are only 12 inches deep . I had to make the side pieces as wide as I did because the center piece is covering a portion of the wall that was built around some pipes and therefore stuck out about 9 in. It is built in three sections and screwed together once in place. Several people told me that it would be easier to build it completely flat in front but I wanted the focal point to be on the missile, and I had a vision that I just couldn’t let go of. I’m glad I stuck to my guns.
It is made of oak and oak veneer ply. Stained with minwax “provincial” stain and has several coats of satin poly. Everyone seems happy with it so I guess I did my job.
One thing I discovered with this project is: I can draw a cabinet a whole lot easier than I can build it. The center section gave me fits and connecting the three was a pain, but I think it turned out alright in the end.
I wasn’t sure how to link my earlier post of this. Sorry!
-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.