Cabinet For Heating/AC Unit

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Project by sarquis posted 10-31-2010 02:32 AM 1406 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is made out of Sapelli and Walnut. Its my first try at a cabinet type project.

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#1 posted 10-31-2010 02:49 AM

Awesome. Looks great.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 10-31-2010 02:57 AM

I know it’s a largely male forum, but … I can’t help it.

It’s gorgeous ;-)

What a great way to turn a mechanical piece into artwork.

Did you have to give any thought to ensuring that the hot air/cold air doesn’t warp/harm the wood ? I’d imagine that Reflectix insulation, on the interior, would do a fine job !

Really nice !!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 10-31-2010 03:14 AM

Thanks for the comments

Nbeener, I installer a aluminum sleeve that channels the air directly through the vents. I also put a heat shield on the inside of the top.

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#4 posted 10-31-2010 03:17 AM

Annnnnd that’ll do it :-)

Really a great job.

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 10-31-2010 02:01 PM

This really is excellent!

Looking at it took me “out of the box” in thinking for a similar type project. We have a split AC unit mounted 7’ up on a wall in the living room. It is pretty ugly. I have been wanting to enclose it but did not want to end up with a “nice box” mounted 7’ up on the wall, which will bring the comment, “what’s that?” However a full cabnet will look like it is suppose to be there, just as yours does, and will fuctionally hide a less pleasing visual in the room, again, as yours does perfectly.

Great piece, and thanks for jump starting my brain.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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#6 posted 10-31-2010 02:04 PM

That looks a lot nicer.
Great Project.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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