Comic book hutch

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Project by 4hisglory posted 08-04-2010 05:04 PM 2463 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest commissioned piece. It was a concept/design/build project. This was customer ordered to hold comic books and she wanted no multiple drawer bays. She preferred the mission style look but wanted a custom feel to it and this is what I came up with. All exterior surfaces are solid 3/4” thick oak for durability as she moves frequently due to her profession. The piece all told weighs about 600lbs.

Roger E Funk III

Note: my favorite part of the build was my custom curved legs which gave the piece a very bold, classical feel it would otherwise have not had.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 05:35 PM

That is a beautiful piece. Tell me about drawer construction. I am curious how you made them. I really like the way you managed to match the grain across the first two rows. Really nice work!

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 05:38 PM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 06:50 PM

Very nice! I hope she doesn’t expect you to move it every time :-)

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#4 posted 08-04-2010 07:04 PM

The drawers are very simple. the sides are rabbeted to accept the front and back and the bottoms are 1/2” oak ply glued in. All of the drawers are veneer core and utilize accuride soft close side mount drawer sides. The faces are attached from inside. I did construct the top 2 sets of drawers from the same glue up, but due to this being semi budgeted she was unable to spend the extra needed to have matched them all. I’m typically a stickler for consistent graining across a set of drawers on an inset look such as this.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 07:10 AM

That’s a lot of comic books! Nice work.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 08:29 AM

great looking cabinet.

-- Theresa,

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#7 posted 08-05-2010 06:31 PM

Nice, but she doesn’t have very many comic books :) I would probably need 2 of these!

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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#8 posted 10-25-2010 02:59 PM

WOW- Bet someone’s a comic nerd…

Actually, I bet a lot of us could use one of these for our woodworking magazine collections!

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#9 posted 11-05-2010 04:29 PM

each drawer on this unit can handle 128 comic books give or take a couple. That should make for a grand total of 3072 comic books so I’m hoping she doesn’t need anything bigger.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#10 posted 12-21-2010 12:39 PM

Big honkin unit. I like it. Great job.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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