|Project by Gareth||posted 02-21-2008 06:17 PM||2051 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
This was the first project I did after closing the bakery a couple of years ago.
There were some old pine shelves in the bakery. I estimate they were about 50yrs old. Although only pine, it is the real stuff, unlike what we get here today. I had the idea from the NYW, but did not use any of the fancy hardware that Norm uses. The up and over opening mechanism was simply achieved using dowels that run in a track cut into the sides of the cases. The piece is made in separate units, each individual section locating to the one below with dowels.
I finished the piece with linseed oil and wax. The second picture has the top door open.
The picture sitting on top is from a piece of display material that I had in one of my shops. It is from a very famous advert in the UK. The frame is beech that I recovered from an old bakery table.
Both serve as a nice momento from my 30 years in the bakery.
There have been several questions about the hinging mechanism, so I have attemted a couple of drawings to explain it. (just realised I can only add 1). A stopped dado is cut about an inch from the top of the side panel. The red dot represents a dowel upon which the door pivots (rides over). The positioning of the dado and dowel will be dependent upon the dimensions of the timber used in the door. A dowel is inserted near the top of the door on each end. The door is slid into the cabinet from the back, so this must be removable. When it reaches the end of the dado, it will drop down into the closed position.
Each unit, except the top one, consists of just a base and 2 sides. I attached the sides using stopped dados in the base. The base is an inch deeper than the sides. Two dowels are fixed into the top of each side and these locate into corresponding holes in the base of the unit above.
Having read what I have just written, it sound a bit muddled, but believe me, if I can do it, it must be quite easy.
-- Gareth, Amlwch