|Project by Woodbutchery||posted 942 days ago||802 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I’ve had the desire, for a while, to centralize the electronics under the TV. My wife green-lighted the project, and off we go.
Used sketchup to plan the cuts and the build. Almost everything went exactly as planned; I shortened the inside shelves in the back to allow for wire storage. While sketchup has some learning curve, I suggest using it for simple projects to plan cuts, dadoes, etc. I soon found it a great tool for making things come out right.
Made from oak plywood with red oak banding in the front. Finished with three coats of a 50/50 tung oil and poly mix.
Things I learned:
Don’t glue in the internals until you’re done finishing. Sanding and finishing is easier all around.
Hold the nail gun absolutely perpendicular to the surface.
The cuts came out as they were supposed to, and it’s a good solid cabinet.
Unless I’m purposefully making cheap cabinets, I may not use oak plywood for these types of projects. The difference between the red oak banding and the plywood are very noticeable. On the other hand, it’s a nice ornament. Still undecided.
Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery