|Project by Garfman||posted 04-27-2013 02:25 AM||4781 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
Here it is. My father built me a stereo cabinet from red oak 20 years ago for solid state stereo equipment. It had a glass door. This current tube amplifier and DAC cannot be enclosed or they will cook. I wanted to build a stereo stand with floating shelves which reused the red oak shelves. I laminated the spine out of walnut to run the audio cables without being visible.
I notched the spine to accept the 3/4” shelves, glued them in and added dowels in the back just to be sure.
The bottom shelf is stabilized by a 12” 8/4 piece of jatoba. I was going to use jatoba as my spine, but the cable channel would have been impossible and there would have been too much chipping on the edges. The lines in the bottom shelf were there to improve air circulation on the original cabinet.
I posted some of my progress on a LJ forum asking about using dowels to add visual interest on the front. The feedback suggested I did not need it. The LJs were right!
I love and am pleased with the end result. I loved the design, creation and completion processes. I spent more time thinking and planning than building.
Many thanks are extended to the Lumberjocks who have taken the time to post in forums and in projects to provide guidance along the way. What a great community.
(There are more construction photos on another computer. I will post some of them once back at my office.)
-- Fingers are a poor substitute for a push stick.