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Project by Wes Giesbrecht posted 10-30-2010 11:39 PM 1336 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some casework I built about 15 years ago. Never did have digitals until a couple of days ago, since I’m now back in the same house, building a basement suite kitchen for these customers.
The lady of the house asked for lots of different levels. The idea of doing it in a curve was my ex’s.

So, what we have is built in main spkrs as well as woofer down below, tweeters up top and the small vertical nick-knack shelf houses the rear surround sound spkrs.
A wine rack with a turn table below for liquor bottles.
A concave door made of glass slats.
The TV and stereo compartments also have the sliding doors. They’re made up like roll top desks.
I saw after I took these pics that one set is closed but not centered. (took these in a real hurry) There was stop originally, that centered the doors that is obviously broken. I’ll fix that sometime soon at another visit to the house.
The stereo components are house in a separate cabinet that’s built on a turntable so that it can be swiveled 180º to deal with cords etc. They asked for a small amount of cassette storage and a larger CD storage area.
All of the curved edges and the glass door frame etc. are bent laminate work.

-- Wes Giesbrecht

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#1 posted 10-30-2010 11:54 PM

Ah, those were the days. When a stereo didn’t fit in your pocket. Tasteful and compact, considering the technology you had to house. Fits like a glove.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 10-31-2010 12:06 AM

I too like the curves…nice case work…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#3 posted 10-31-2010 12:11 AM

Thanks guys.
Most of what made this project time consuming was a bunch of ideas that I threw in just to make it more interesting.
After the dust settled I figured I made barely above minimum wage on it but…..
at the time, I was happy just to be working at what I wanted to do and making enough to survive.

-- Wes Giesbrecht

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#4 posted 10-31-2010 12:17 AM

Wes, in the UK a cleaner makes £7.50/hr. I’m not knocking it its a dirty job but hardly skilled. If I tried to charge £7.50/hr for making a box people would throw up their hands in horror. I think I do the job for the love of it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 10-31-2010 03:25 AM

I like the curved idea in this
and with the units that shuold go into there
you did a very good job one it

take care

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#6 posted 10-31-2010 10:02 AM

This is great. I’m at the stage of doing things for barely a wage just now. I really want to do more cabinet work because I enjoy it. But, to get my name out I am doing work cheaply. I echo what BritBoxmaker says too. If we charged actual cost of a project, I don’t think we would get much work!!

Thanks for posting, great job

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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