|Project by BobInMidland||posted 04-08-2013 06:08 AM||4924 views||5 times favorited||21 comments|
Finally finished this pipe smoking cabinet.
The box is made from oak plywood. The shelves, door frames and moulding are solid oak.
The cabinet holds 36 pipes and utilizes “keyhole” pipe rest design that is slotted through the shelf with a 1 1/2” diameter in the front for the bowl to rest in with a 7/8” diameter at the back to allow the pipe stems from the shelf below to rest on. A space saving design from www.smokingpipes.com. They were kind emough to include slot dimensions. The pipes are spaced 2 1/2” on center.
The cabinet is 24h x 6 dp x 24w.
The unit has 3 small light bulbs set into the top of the cab and are individually wired based on how much light I want/need.
The last finishing touch I’m thinking of adding is etching on the glass doors.
The key design advantage to the keyhole pipe rest design is that “churchwarden” pipes ( typically 10”-12” long) fit into the cabinet without special accomodations as the stems pass through the slot in the shelf directly above and rest in the back of the slot in the 2nd shelf up. You can still place pipes in the shelves directly above the churchwardens so space is not lost.
I have included a few extra pics showing the keyhole design and practice pane for door etching.
-- Bob Rivet