|Project by Dusty||posted 02-05-2007 02:20 AM||2555 views||9 times favorited||13 comments|
This Arts and Crafts/Mission Style (modified) Red Oak Armoire with Solid oak raised panel doors and arched top was a challenge to build. I built it in two pieces so I could move it, as its over all size makes it a large piece. It is 4 foot wide 7 foot tall and 20 inches deep.
I designed this to hold my TV/DVD and all my stereo components in my living room. I wanted to hide them from view until I was able to finish my home theater – which is now complete. I use this for storage now. I modified the inside so I can store various items.
The two piece construction not only made it more functional but presented a number of challenges to build. All the trim and raised panels are solid oak and were, built in my shop.
By far the most difficult task, was building the arch top. I constructed a jig and built a proto type out of cardboard first-then transferred it to the wood.
I had a plan which I used only as a guide- then modified it to two pieces and too fit my needs and tastes.
This project took about 4 weeks to build. I also had other projects going on in various stages during this time.
I finished it using my 12 step mission staining process.