|Project by Geedubs||posted 12-03-2010 10:20 PM||2444 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
A few years ago I picked up a nice formica top on sale and put it on top of a crudely constructed cabinet that I had previously built. I recently decided it was time to upgrade…but cheaply. I designed this cabinet to be movable (3” wheels) and to provide the functions of manuals storage, stereo location, charging station and storage of planes/chisels/scrapers/sharpening tools & supplies. To keep the cost down I used a 4 X 8 sheet of 3/4” MDO ($18.00 at my local bargain lumber yard), oak drop-offs from a mill, recycled hardwood from a Portland recycling outlet and various scrap wood/hardware that I had laying around. I also used, for the first time, some low grade beech that I picked up from a hardwood supplier. I liked working with it and used it from framing on the cabinet (which I stained to darken for contrast with the oak). I wanted to try some new techniques (including basic planning with Sketchup) so I did considerable planing, resawing, routing…and made bridle joints for the first time (finishing the joint with dowels for visual appeal and additional strength). To ‘class-up’ the appearance, I picked up some scrap plexiglas at a local glass store and created windows for the library and radio sections. I finished it with natural danish oil and two coats of poly. Now, to do some sharpening and charging…to the sound of good music.
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