|Project by Gumnut||posted 07-05-2012 01:24 PM||1086 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I bought a cabinet that had seen better days for $25, basically I fully stripped it down and used the slats from the sides and this enabled me to reuse them for the centre doors after fitting some canvas to the back.
A new top made from Western Australian Sheoak (Allocasuarina fraseriana), I joined together the planks of Sheoak with dowels and fitted an inlay. The board size is limited to being a small tree, then channels were cut for the centre Tambour doors top and bottom.
I extended the middle section to accommodate the size of an old fashioned CRT TV which later became obsolete due to the new TV is sitting on top now (much bigger).
The feet were from the local hardware store and stained to match the rest of the cabinet.
On the side panels where the original slats were, I made up some Sheoak panels and added a curved section near the front so the view of the sliding Tambour doors was hidden.
The finish is slightly stained so the whole cabinet became a consistent colour and then a few coats of satin varnish.
Wife was very happy!
-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association http://www.fwwa.org.au/index.htm