|Project by Devin||posted 01-29-2012 11:38 AM||1727 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
We recently got a new TV, this meant we needed a new cabinet for our PVR, X-box, Blu-Ray etc…
I spent a few weeks playing with different ideas on paper and in SketchUp, ultimately I realised I needed to completely redo the wall that the old TV had been up against.
This cabinet is the first part of the redesign, I still need some shelves and possibly some other bits to tie it together.
The cabinet is edge grain fir with matching plywood and measures roughly 91” x 20” x 20”.
The finish is Danish Oil, wet sanded with 600 grit.
Because it’s so long I had to build some 8’ I-beams from plywood to give me a flat surface that was long enough to ensure the piece stayed flat during the glue up.
Originally I had planned on simply mitering end caps on that matched the front trim, I’m glad that I instead went with the slightly over sized end cap.
Most exterior edges have a 1/16 45 chamfer on them, you can see this in a couple of the close up pictures.
All in all, I’m happy with it, I can’t wait to get the matching shelves done so our living room looks a little more finished.
Now…back to finishing off my wife’s jewelry cabinet.
little update, just wanted to show how the cabinet and shelves and tv all came together…
-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?