|Project by reedwood||posted 02-04-2011 04:12 PM||2043 views||-1 times favorited||10 comments|
To my dear Polish brethren of the Wood, How well you doth challenge me in seeking truth in the mathematical mystery of your mind and vision of the elusive Octagon.
This octagon window seat is made of pre finished clr. Maple plywood inside and wrapped in vgrv.1×6 and painted poplar trim. The top is made of cherry. There are 3 dust free storage areas with lids.
It was part of a whole house trim package which included cabinetry and custom builtins.
It doesn’t look like it would be that hard to build, but the outside walls were the worst I have ever seen.
The walls were all different sizes by as much as 2”, leaned out 1/2”, and the floor dropped in 1/2” over 2 ft. and pitched 3/4” from one side to the other. The 2 pc. tall base had to wrap around and tie in on the other side.
The cabinet is level and a true octagon on the inside.
I really like using 7/16 ×1 1/4” poplar door stop for shoe on a tall base. Stained (same as floor) oak shoe on white base looks cool too.
Routing a grill is always a nice touch.
A Master cabinet maker, Steve D’incognito stopped by while making the jig and showed me how to keep the small grill pcs. from exploding or chattering while routing them by leaving a 16th of an inch. Then finish cutting them out with an exacto knife. Thanks Steve.
-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.