|Project by CaptainAhab||posted 11-03-2011 08:13 PM||1338 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
Finally get to build something for myself!! This piece had a LOT of design parameters.
1st, was the center leaded glass that my sweetie made for me 2 Christmas’ ago.
2nd, was to use the pair of bookmatched, Osage Orange slabs I have had for some time.
3rd, to look more like a hall cabinet than entertainment center.
4th, to totally house ALL of the TV electronics (DVD, reciever, XBox, Wii, etc)
5th, absolutely no cords could be visible.
6th, the remotes had to work with all doors closed. (the infrared reads perfectly thru the glass)
So….it is 45” long, 38” tall and 16” wide at widest. Solid Black Walnut case (yep, it weighs more than your Toyota Prius). African Paduak face and Osage Orange raised panels. The sun-ray top is those 3 species, including some sap wood for contrast.
The top & raised panels are 100% epoxy coated for moisture control and entire cabinet finished with 4 coats of satin lacquer.
There is a thermostatically controlled case fan in the right side to keep the game machines cool. There is also remote controlled, infinitely dimmable rope light surrounding the leaded glass on the inside.
My original design had ebony front feet, but I think the walnut works better.
The center section is 2” from flush on the back, creating a cavity for cords. Also, there are portals drilled all over; between shelves, through the back for cords and ventilation.
-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com