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Project by Chris Davis posted 05-16-2008 09:10 PM 2567 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a music cabinet that I completed on April 28, 2008. It was designed by the customer and built using paint grade maple and birch. This whole order, which includes a king Murphy bed and a couple of small cabinets, has been about a year in the making. There has been some snags in the design. The customer wanted the doors to be sealed where electronics are located which means the air has to be exhausted out. On this cabinet there are 4 fans that pulls air in and then transfers it up the sides and out the top.

This cabinet was designed to be used in a music room. It has a fold out table where 2 monitors will be located. There is also room in the section where the monitors will fold up for a keyboard and guitars to be stored. The top left side will has DVD/CD storage and adjustable shelves for files.

Here are the links found on my Current Projects page. This is where I also have my live video stream. As of post time I am working on a couple of chalkboard murphy beds.

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#1 posted 05-16-2008 02:02 PM

Very nice work there Chris ! I like the way it closes up and out of the way.


-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-16-2008 02:20 PM

This is another beautiful piece, Chris. It is well designed and quite practical.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-16-2008 02:36 PM

Very unique … good job.

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#4 posted 05-16-2008 03:03 PM

That’s another nice cabinet, Chris. I really like all of the space saving pieces you make. Thanks for the post.

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#5 posted 05-16-2008 03:44 PM

Nice work, it looks very well thought out.

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 05-16-2008 05:15 PM

Nice very nice ….so what you have is an Digital keyboard workstation and component storage is that correct …nice Job …so the fold out will hold the keyboard ???

So can i ask what the customers purpose in air movement ? Is it just to keep the dust off ?? That maybe very very smart I have certainly never heard of that before …

As i play keyboards also and have a music workstation and a music room would be interesting to see the final setup that the customer will use …
I know in theory it is a nice idea to have and use fold-ups and fold them away but in reality not so easy to do as those things that are placed on the fold-up have to go someplace and a keyboard is not small nor are speakers so then where do you put them while the bench is folded up and put away …like an ironing board ..ya cant leave the close on the fold away ironing board …and then keeping music books and etc off the area …mean a diligent and very pro clean up kind of user…..not impossible but not seen all that much in my experience with music players / creators …
Very very nice jBeautiful job on the cabinetry yes ..
Thanks so much ..

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#7 posted 05-16-2008 09:07 PM

That’s pretty cool. I like your exhaust system.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 05-16-2008 10:51 PM

Hi Chris

Great looking cabinet as always. I like the way the one panel drops down for the support leg. Is there just a hinge? thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Chris Davis

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#9 posted 05-17-2008 01:52 PM

Gator9t9, on the question of the puropose of air movement. It is in the bottom section only. That is where the computers will go. He doesn’t like the noise that the computer makes so it will be completely sealed up with sound dampening material. We need the air movement for the heat since it is totally closed off.

Also I’ll try to post or send pictures if I get some from the customer.

-- Watch live video from our shop.!current-projects/c3c1

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Chris Davis

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#10 posted 05-17-2008 01:53 PM

ND2ELK, I used 2 panio hinges. One for the leg and the other at the pivot point for the fold down door.

-- Watch live video from our shop.!current-projects/c3c1

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#11 posted 05-17-2008 05:27 PM

Thanks Chris ….Yes keeping the computers cool is always smart …and I know sometimes my PC harddrive makes noise too and it drives me crazy …lol
thanks ..

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#12 posted 05-17-2008 09:10 PM

Chris, that is really nice… the exhaust is awesome… really cool.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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