|Project by TechRedneck||posted 06-19-2011 05:12 AM||3160 views||7 times favorited||2 comments|
This was my first project using SketchUp. Since I have a background in computers and CAD the learning curve was fairly easy. The wife and I spent several hours designing her storage center. It had to fit under the large window in the loft and store as much fabric and “stuff” as possible, this is what we came up with.
It is a standard case using oak ply with solid oak trim. The hinged top hides plenty of storage for thread and other sewing stuff. She wanted to forgo the base to gain more space so it only sits about an inch off of the floor and goes to the bottom of the window and is trimmed out with quarter round.
It was assembled with pocket screws and the center shelf has a strip of edge banding. It was a task to set it in place since it was built to within 1/2” wall to wall in the dormer. The whole thing is finished with three coats of Arm-R-Seal. Once installed, she had the thing packed with fabric. She wanted an open cabinet so she could fold the fabric and see the patterns.
-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle