|Project by Todd A. Clippinger||posted 03-11-2007 05:23 AM||3612 views||30 times favorited||14 comments|
This piece was originally intended to fit inside the Cooper Entertainment Center as the TV console. The plans for the electronic components changed and so I had to make a new console.
I thought that this piece would do well as a freestanding modern coffee table. I added the black base and then had to address the issue of the unfinished back. Since this piece was intended to go inside the entertainment center, the back would never be seen and it had holes to accommodate component and speaker wires.
My solution was to create a floating back panel. There is a 1/4” black recessed channel and then the finished panel is attached to “float the panel.” The solution turned out great and the clients loved it so much they ordered 5 more pieces to with it. You can see them here.
The case is made of curly maple plywood. I had to veneer the drawer face myself. A relief cut into the face and adding a second handle balanced the drawer visually. It was an awkward size for a single drawer and so I made it look like two.
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com