|Project by 559dustdesigns||posted 03-27-2012 05:18 AM||2621 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I designed and built this front counter which is a commissioned project. This counter is to be used as a parts counter at a local electrical supply warehouse. The customer wanted to replace an old counter with a new counter which also has an integrated display case. The case will soon be filled with folding knives and other specialty electrical tools The top has two tempered panes of glass recessed in a rabbeted frame. I used red oak Lumber planed to 3/4” stock. The panels are 1/4” single sided red oak veneer plywood. The customer requested the display case be White inside so I tried using 3/4” Melamine for most of the interior structure all edged with more 3/4” oak. The Melamine turned out well for my first Melamine project. You will notice the cabinet is shorter on one end, this was done so that it fits under an existing counter that runs along the wall. I used dado joints, lots of biscuits and a couple pocket screws to construct the counter. When it came time for the finish I first used Minwax Prestain Conditioner followed by Minmax Polyshades Antique Walnut.
-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"