|Project by Martyroc||posted 03-31-2012 03:53 PM||1307 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I made this almost 15 Years ago, my wife and I were shopping for wall units and found plenty that we liked, but for the money and the cheap particle board they were made out of to spend $3700 was out of the question. That’s when I said I could build something better for a lot less money. “Do it” she said and that what got me back into woodworking on a regular basis. since then I don’t buy any furniture just the wood to make what we, (she) wants.
I moved almost 3 years ago and we just pushed the wall unit up against the wall where we wanted it, and have never leveled it. Not that I don’t want to or that I am too lazy, but because she and my daughter have loaded it with so much junk that I told them ,” when you clean it off then i will level it”
Its made from 3/4 birch plywood and some simple edge banding, with a natural stain & and about 6 coats of polyurethane. It needs a good waxing, but when its free of junk I will take care of that. The apartment we lived in had a very small living room so I had wanted the doors to open and then tuck away, it cost about $35 each for the hinges that allowed me to slid the doors into the unit once they were opened, The doors have 1/4” Plexiglass covered with auto window tint as we had no children at the time but plenty of relatives and friends. I didn’t want to chance one of them knocking into the doors & getting seriously hurt, (good thing, when my daughter and godson were very small they used to press there hands against the doors and sometimes bang on them). The unit was made in 3 pieces so we could place them on their own if we wanted to.
The shelves in the center come out as one side was for a mini bar with ice bucket and the other side was for my turntable, (yes I still have it, and I have plenty of records as well). Since I am putting the stereo equipment in the basement of my new house that is no longer needed.
Total cost materials about $425, oh and the design on the bottom doors was my wife’s idea, not bad, think I’ll keep her.
In all fairness one of the reasons its so filled is because we are remodeling the kitchen and basement, plus the cat likes to climb in where he shouldn’t be and knock the plug out of the TV.
So there it is if you have any questions like, why my wife didn’t kill me for building this entire unit on top of our dining room table in our one bedroom apartment, still not sure how I got away with that ;-)
Sorry about the pictures not being too good, still have not found the camera, so using the cell phone.
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.