|Project by Don||posted 12-30-2006 01:53 AM||3345 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
Most of the woodworking I do is in the small box category. I suppose this is just a slightly larger box.
The wood is Tasmanian Blackwood. The panels are Blackwood veneer on manufactured-board.
These two shots were taken at the pre glue-up stage. The top will hold a flat screen, the open shelf below will house the various remote controlled boxes, and below that will be doors that hide the shelf storage.
The finish is three coats of Rustin's Danish Oil. The cabling from the various components will runs down from the open shelf through grommets to the shelf below and then to a grommeted opening through the back. This keeps the cables unseen from the front of the unit. I purchased the grommets from Lee Valley along with the hinges, and knobs.
There are three distinct bands across the top when viewed front-on. This figured appearance on the top is referred to as ‘chatoyance’, a French word meaning, “like a cat’s eye”. As you change your viewing position, the light and dark bands of colour change places.
The doors panels are veneered 3mm MDF. I book matched the veneer so that the front and inside of the panels match each other. The last shot in the group of three shows the unit installed. (Sorry for the quality of the photo; it was supplied me by the recipient of the units.) Although slightly narrower than the wide screen, this is intentional as there are structural obstacles that would prevent the top from being wider. Also, the screen is not sitting on the unit, it is wall mounted. There is enough clearance to slide a sheet of paper between the top of the cabinet and the bottom of the screen.
PS: I just noticed for the first time – the book-matched veneer panels in the doors look like chest X-Rays.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/