|Project by wotyacollit||posted 02-07-2008 12:16 PM||1247 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Client asked for storage spaces either side of their fireplace. Wanted to keep the costs down so they opted for MDF to be used and they would paint it to match their trim carpentry once installed. They also wanted the shelves to look chunky so I doubled them up at the front edge and used veneered edging tape on all edges to help when finishing the project (MDF sure sucks in the paint).
One thing I will never forget after this project is the weight of the bookcase upper section. I work alone and it was a huge struggle to get these pieces off the floor and onto the base cabinets. I will make sure and build it in sections the next time.
The doors are made from European chestnut rails and stiles with an MDF centre panel. I used the festool Domino machine to speed up the manufacture of these – it is an amazing piece of kit and it makes light of mortice and tenon joinery.
Addition – Project was finally painted so I thought I would add it to show what the finished piece looked like.
-- Dermot Coll, www.wotyacollit.com