|Project by Blake||posted 01-27-2011 08:53 AM||5460 views||42 times favorited||49 comments|
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Six feet long, 29” tall and 19” deep.
The entire building process is documented HERE.
The top and sides are bookmatched Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry). The grain runs up one side, along the top, and down the other side, and is joined in the upper corners by hand-cut, variable width and spaced dovetails. This is the first time I have ever hand cut dovetails for a project! The fronts are figured Jatoba. The shaped legs, which flare out in all four directions are made from Mahogany.
The Aluminum pulls were custom made by a local machinist to my specifications. All drawers and doors have Blum “Blumotion” smooth-closing hardware. It was finished professionally with conversion varnish.
The concept for the face layout is loosely based on the Golden Mean mathematical concept. Not so much for the proportions, but the sequence of numbers is what inspired my design. One door, two doors, three drawers, etc.
The upper skinny door pops down to allow remote control access to slim electronics such as a DVD player.
The two doors below have space for more electronics and are vented in two places for heat dissipation.
The three drawers with Blum under-mount slides have lots of storage for DVDs, board games, etc.
It took over 150 hours to complete this project. I’ve been working on it for almost a year, off and on. This one’s not for sale, I plan to keep it for my own home.
Here are a few photos of me cutting the dovetail joinery. The rest are in my blog:
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