Rondo 3: Hifi shelf or what ever you want to call it

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Project by Per Isacsson posted 06-10-2011 01:43 PM 2448 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shelf was made in 1999 it is made out of laminated Beech for the circles and the frame i welded together out of steel. I old school friend of my that has a company that make Aluminum parts helped my to mill the aluminum details that hold the Beech half circles together and bolt them to the steel frame.
The shelf’s is made out off 24mm birch plywood.
The shelf was original thought as a giant Hifi bench but today it also house the TV so one of the shelfs has been removed.
I have made two round furnitures and the basic idea come from a furniture I noticed in a store in London many years before I made these once.
Rondo 1 is the cabinet that I also have posted here and Rondo 2 is a variant of Rondo 1 with a flat top on top to act like a Hifi bench. Rondo 2 was sold and I have no picture of it.
All the wooden parts is finished with a oil based lacquer.
// Per

-- Per I

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-10-2011 01:50 PM

Far out!! Nice design and great job on the build! I love it!! Thanks for sharing….......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 04:54 PM

Absolutely love it! Design fresh, textures and colors perfect, scale spot on. Well done.

-- Dave

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 06:52 PM

I have to agree with captain ahab here. i think it’s awesome, an eye catcher, a conversation piece, size and shape wonderful, cutting edge, new. very nice!

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 07:02 PM

Very clever with an industrial-organic feel (if there is such a thing). I bet these would be a hit in the trendy yuppy downtown loft crowd. No offense meant to any trendy yuppy loft livers here;) I really like it!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 07:15 PM

man absolutely gorgeous. i’m afraid that if IKEA does not hire you right away you will kick them out of business ;-) seriously – very unique design, congrats!

-- Uwe

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#6 posted 06-10-2011 09:24 PM

Don’t see cool stuff like this everyday. Very nice project.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 06-12-2011 04:54 AM

I don’t know which is the most impressive , the wood work or the metal work …overall , a great project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 06-13-2011 02:30 AM

“Circle of joy” thats my suggestion
What a great design
I love the aluminum
It is realy cool
I now want to make one with the TV centered
and components in orbit around it with speakers and 3 and 9
Really cool

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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#9 posted 06-13-2011 04:09 AM

Very nice work of art, I think this is one of the best pieces I have seen in a while!!

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#10 posted 06-16-2011 12:41 PM

Excellent work! Brings to mind the Netsuke display stands that I am so wanting to make.
Great mixture of static and flowing movements… industrial and natural at the same time.
You should be proud of yourself…

Thanks for sharing.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#11 posted 06-22-2011 09:29 AM

Precision work Per! I love the aluminum hinges and other aluminum hardware

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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Per Isacsson

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#12 posted 06-23-2011 10:02 PM

Many thanks for all the nice comments about work, thanks!!!

-- Per I

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#13 posted 06-23-2011 10:08 PM

Per my dear friend you just amplify my previous positive comments and posts regarding your work. You are clearly someone to be watched. I so admire all your work kindest regards Brother Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 07-22-2011 03:53 PM

Is that speaker setup the fostex recommended for fe107? I was thinking about building one. Been into audio for years especially speaker building.

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Per Isacsson

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#15 posted 07-23-2011 08:14 AM

Yes Dantimdad it is Foestex FE107 that I have used. Fostex
The sound is really good in them and they go hand in hand with my TDL Transmission line speakers that I have as front.
My plan is two build backloaded horns for the front, based on FE208
But then I come around to do it is another thing.
If you want to know about my lessens learn from the speaker build or measurements curves please let me know.

-- Per I

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