|Project by Chris Davis||posted 04-17-2012 11:13 AM||3258 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a television cabinet that was custom built for a customer in March 2012. It is built in three sections. A standard dresser section, a mid sections with folding drawer fronts, and the upper TV sections.
Since the upper cabinet depth was so narrow and the width was so wide, we bi-folded the doors to get them out of the way. The back was 3/4” instead of the standard 1/4”. Added strength was needed to mount the TV rack. We also vented the back to allow air circulation.
We needed a place to put components like a DVD player, so we put flip down drawer fronts below the top section. This allows access when needed.
The finish is a Shabby Chic style. It is a distress finish to appear warn and antique. What makes Shabby Chic different from normal distressing is the lighter, softer colors.
We started with oak wood to give it texture. We undercoated it with black lacquer undercoater. The top coat was several coats of white lacquer. It was very hard to cover the black that soaked into the grain. After it dired we distressed the corners by rubbing through the finish to expose the black again.
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