|Project by Jim||posted 01-01-2012 02:58 AM||1546 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Earlier in the year I completed an oak Roll Top Secretary Desk for my wife. She wanted some additional storage above the desk and was thinking of just sticking some shelves on the wall. I suggested a wall mounted oak hutch that matches the desk and a Christmas present idea was born. It looks fairly simple in design but looks can be deceiving. Knowing that this would not be sitting on the floor but instead hanging from the wall … and heavy … it needed to be extremely strong to avoid sags or shifting over the years. It’s made with thru tendons and everything except the centre adjustable shelf is dado’ed. There is a 1/2” mitre in the back to secure the 1/2” oak ply backing. You can see that the top is actually an enclosed space. The top lid comes off giving access to the top 2” space. A 1” thick oak bar runs across the back of this space forming the backbone of the entire cabinet. This bar is flush to the wall and 4” lag bolts secure the it to the wall studs. The bottom has a smaller 1” space and lag bolts here secure the bottom of the unit to the wall. It was a fun project and I’m fairly happy with the results. My wife loves it which is what really counts.
-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca