|Project by Joe||posted 05-31-2012 08:35 PM||5545 views||14 times favorited||9 comments|
I have been lurking in the background here at Lumberjocks for some time now… always appreciating other members’ projects and occasionally making a comment. I thought it was about time to post some of my own work, so here goes my first one:
This is a project that I completed recently. It is five pieces made primarily from 3/4” birch plywood and 3/4” poplar. The doors and drawer fronts are stub mortise and tenons with 1/4” MDF panels and nose and cove molding applied after assembly. The drawer boxes are 1/2” walnut finished with two coats of satin polyurethane. The center cabinet is 22” deep, the other lower cabinets are 16”, the bookshelves are 12” deep. The whole unit measures 11’4” wide and 7’ tall.
The lighting is halogen meant for under cabinet applications and is connected to a dimmer. I really wanted to go with LED lights, but after trying three sets and being very much unsatisfied, I chose halogen. Since taking these pictures I have replaced the top four shelves with 3/8” starphire glass so now the light can penetrate through a bit lower.
One neat feature is that I have run cables behind the baseboard and up into the stereo compartment. The cables terminate at banana plugs screwed in from the back of the baseboard. This provides a nice way of connecting a subwoofer and additional speakers.
It is finished using a 4” foam roller for most of the surface area. I painted the insides of the cabinets before assembly and the outsides after installation. The finish came out quite nice and smooth.
I threw in a picture of my Sketchup model because I love Sketchup, what a fantastic tool.
Please… share your thoughts! And to my fellow lurkers out there: enjoy even if you haven’t much to say.